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Finikia

Finikia, a Greek cookie, features honey, orange juice, almonds, and cereal grains. Baked and soaked in hot sugar-cinnamon syrup, a festive treat from Asia Minor, popular in Thessaloniki and Chalkidiki during holidays …

Close-up of Greek ‘Finikia’ are brown spherical cookies covered with honey

Finikia is a type of Greek cookie, which is sometimes served as a dessert. Its main ingredients are honey, orange juice, almonds and cereal grains that melt in your mouth in small syrupy bites.

Finikia are always prepared during Lent, although one can also have them during the Christmas fast. Round balls of dough are baked in the oven and then poured with hot syrup made from sugar and cinnamon. The recipe was brought to Greece by refugees from Asia Minor and is a characteristic holiday dessert in the Thessaloniki and Chalkidiki regions.

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