Lokma (Yeast Fritters With Syrup)


  • Sugar 5 cups
  • Salt 1/3 teaspoon
  • Water 2 1/2 cups
  • Oil (absorbed during frying) 1/2 cup
  • Lemon juice 1 teaspoon
  • Dry yeast 2 teaspoons
  • Sugar 1 teaspoon
  • Water 1/4 cup
  • All-purpose flour 2 1/4 cups
  • Egg 1 medium size


Prepare syrup and set aside. Dissolve yeast and sugar in a bowl with warm water. Add 1/4 cup of flour. Mix until smooth. Cover and let stand for 20 minutes. Add rest of flour, egg and salt blending well. Beat for 7-8 minutes forming a thick sticky batter. Cover and let rise in a warm place about 30 minutes or until doubled. Heat oil in a frying kettle or deep fat fryer. Dip teaspoon into oil. Using oiled teaspoon drop 1 teaspoonful of thick batter into beated oil. Drop as many at a time as they can be turned easily while frying. Stir and turn lokmas constantly as they rise to surface. Brown until golden. Use a slotted spoon to remove as many at a time as possible; drain. Drop into cold syrup immediately. Let stand until lokmas absorb syrup. Remove from syrup and serve.

10 servings

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