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5 Decadent vegan desserts


Loukoumades (pronounced loo-koo-MAH-thez)

Loukoumades (pronounced loo-koo-MAH-thez)

Serving size 20

You’ll need heat for this Mediterranean treat, but as promised, the oven remains untouched.



  • 3 cups sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice


  1. Bring the ingredients to a boil for 10 minutes or until desired thickness is achieved. Allow the syrup to cool.


  • 1 potato
  • 3-1/2 cups cold water
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 2 tablespoon dry active yeast
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • Vegetable oil
  • Cinnamon powder and/or crushed pistachios (for garnish)


  1. Boil the potato in the 3-1/2 cups of water. Once softened, crush the potato in the remaining water.
  2. Add the yeast and sugar to the 1/2 cup of warm water, and allow it to rise (approximately 5 minutes). Add this to the potato mixture.
  3. Mix in the flour. Cover the dough with plastic wrap, and set it aside for half an hour.
  4. In a deep pan, bring 3 inches of vegetable oil to a boil. Drop the mixture a tablespoon at a time into the oil. Allow the dough to bubble and float, and continue to rotate each piece until lightly browned.
  5. Place the pieces onto a paper towel to absorb some of the oil. On a plate, thoroughly coat the pieces in the syrup, and top the loukoumades with cinnamon or crushed pistachios (or both!).

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