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Greek red velvet honey dumplings – Loukoumades

  • Vegetarian Diet

    Diet based on cereals, pulses, nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruits and other animal foods such as honey and eggs. Excludes meat, fish, mollusks.

  • Nuts Free Diet

    It is usually followed when someone is allergic to nuts.


  • In a bowl, add the water, yeast, honey and food coloring. Whisk until completely combined.
  • Add the flour, corn starch and salt. Whisk.
  • Cover bowl with plastic wrap and allow mixture to rise for 45-60 minutes.
  • Place a deep pan with sunflower oil over heat.
  • Place a spoon in a cup full of sunflower oil. Pick up some of the mixture with your hands and “cut” into small dumplings with the spoon.
  • Add each dumpling to the pan and fry for 1 minute before transferring to a pan lined with parchment paper.
  • Let them sit for 2-3 minutes to soften and place back in frying pan.
  • Fry for 2-3 minutes while continuously mixing with a slotted spoon

For cream cheese frosting

  • In a bowl, add the butter at room temperature, the cream cheese at room temperature, the icing sugar and the vanilla extract. Whisk until mixture is incorporated.
  • Transfer frosting to a pastry bag.
  • Pierce the dumplings with a knife and fill them with the frosting.
  • Serve with honey, walnuts, cinnamon, icing sugar and thyme.
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
8 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
10 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
20 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
8 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
12 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
3 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
0 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
3 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*The nutritional chart and the symbols refer to the basic recipe and not to the serving suggestions.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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