Fried Sweet Dough (Turkish Lokma)2019-07-08
- Yield : 1 large bowl
- Servings : 30
- Prep Time : 1m
- Cook Time : 20m
- Ready In : 1m
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Lokma is easy Turkish dessert with some very simple ingredients. It is usually made to celebrate happy events in Turkey.
- 1 cup warm water
- 1 tbsp instant dry yeast
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- Sunflower oil for frying
- For syrup:
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 cups water
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
First, prepare the syrup. In a pot, add water and sugar and bring to a boil.
Let it boil for about 15 minutes until it gets a little sticky. Add the lemon juice and simmer for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and cool.
In a cup, add yeast and sugar to warm water. Stir until dissolved.
In a mixing bowl, add flour, salt and yeast water, knead the ingredients until the dough is runny.
Cover and let it rest in a warm place for one hour, until it has doubled its size.
Heat the oil in a frying pan.
Take some dough in your hand and squeeze it so that you see a small amount between your thumb and forefinger. Dip a teaspoon into a little oil and use it to drop that rounded bit of dough into boiling oil.
Allow to cook for about 2 minutes each side, until each side is a golden brown color. Repeat the same steps until you finish the dough.
Remove fried dough from oil and immediately place in cold syrup.
Let it sit in cold syrup for 5-10 minutes. If you leave long time it can be more sweeter. Enjoy!