Loukoumades or Lokmades, as they are called in Cyprus, take their name from the Arabic words “luqma(t) plural luqūm“, lokma and lokum, meaning morsel or mouthful,  and are made in many places on earth. I realized this when I participated  in the event It’s time to make Doughnuts, where I participated with a doughnut from Symi, Greece, Called Akoumia Symiaka. […]


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Ivy on February 8th, 2008

Symi is a small island of the Dodekanese to the north of Rhodes. Akoumia are not widely known by even Greeks because they are Symi’s local traditional doughnut recipe and are made only on the island of Symi. These doughnuts are unique because apart from the usual doughnut ingredients, flour, yeast, sugar, salt and water, […]


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