Melomakarono

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Melomakarona
Melomakarona.jpg
Course Dessert
Place of origin Greece
Main ingredients Semolina, olive oil and honey
Cookbook: Melomakarona  Media: Melomakarona

The melomakarono (Greek: μελομακάρονο plural: μελομακάρονα, melomakarona) is an egg-shaped Greek dessert made mainly from flour, olive oil, and honey.[1] Along with the kourabies it is a traditional dessert prepared primarily during the Christmas holiday season.

Typical ingredients of the melomakarono are flour or semolina, sugar, orange zest and/or fresh juice, cognac (or similar beverage), cinnamon and olive oil.[2] During rolling they are often filled with ground walnuts. Immediately after baking, they are immersed for a few seconds in cold syrup made of honey and sugar dissolved in water. Finally, they are decorated with ground, as well as bigger pieces of walnut. Dark chocolate-covered melomakarona are also a more recent variation of the traditional recipe.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Melomakarona - Honey Cookies with Walnuts". About.com. 
  2. ^ Yagkou, Varvara. "Μελομακάρονα γεμιστά". foodmuseum.cs.ucy.ac.cy (in Greek). Cyprus Food Virtual Museum. Retrieved 27 November 2015. 
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