Loukoumia (Cretan Delights)

A delicious recipe! Try it at home 🙂


1/2 kg of sugar

1/2 liter of water

a few drops of lemon juice

40 g gelatine

a few drops of pastry color

little rose water

200 g powdered sugar

2-3 tablespoons of cornflaur


Mix the sugar with water and lemon in a deep saucepan and boil in a low heat to make syrup. Make gelatine according to the instructions of the package and add it to the syrup together with the rose water and the color.

Pour the mixture into a square baking pan which has a height of up to 2 or 2.5 cm at most. Let it all night long.

The next day, cut into cubes (loukoumia) and pass the pieces of icing sugar mixed with little corn flour. If we want our loukoumia to have nuts ( almonds), put them on the baking pan before the syrup mix.

 Good luck!

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