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Lokma also known as loukoumades (Greek: Λουκουμάδες) are pastries made of leavened and deep fried dough, soaked in syrup or honey, sometimes coated with cinnamon or other ingredients.[1][1]

History[change | change source]

Loukoumades where served to the winners of the Ancient Greek olympics.[2] Luqmat al-Qadi, was first made in the early medieval period and the 13th-century Abbasid Caliphate. It is mentioned in several of the existent cook books of the time.[3][1] It is also mentioned in the One Thousand and One Nights, in the story The Porter and the Three Ladies of Baghdad.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Davidson, Alan (2014-08-21). The Oxford Companion to Food. OUP Oxford. ISBN 978-0-19-104072-6.
  2. https://www.worldfoodstory.co.uk/recipe/loukoumades
  3. 3.0 3.1 Salloum, Habeeb (2013-06-25). Sweet Delights from a Thousand and One Nights: The Story of Traditional Arab Sweets. I.B.Tauris. ISBN 978-0-85773-341-2.