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Melomakarona

Melomakarona: Greek Christmas dessert made with flour, olive oil, honey, orange, and nuts, dipped in syrup. Also available in chocolate-covered version.

Greek ‘Melomakarona’ is an oval-shaped dessert made from flour

Melomakarona is an oval-shaped Greek dessert made mainly from flour, olive oil, and honey. Along with the kourabie it is a traditional dessert prepared primarily for the Christmas holiday season.

Typical ingredients of the melomakarona are flour or semolina, sugar, orange zest and/or fresh juice, cognac (or a similar beverage), cinnamon and olive oil. As they are rolled out, they are often filled with ground walnuts and almonds. Immediately after baking, they are dipped for a few seconds in cold syrup made of honey and sugar dissolved in water. Finally, they are sprinkled with walnut, either ground or in larger pieces. Recently, dark chocolate-covered melomakarona has become a variation of the traditional recipe.

Bibliography: Wikipedia
Photo: Vassilakis Estate

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