Greek Christmas cookies "Melomakarona"
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Amazingly delicious, tender, flavorful, with a moist texture and a pronounced honey note Greek pastry Melomakarona, baked in anticipation of the Christmas and New year. Despite the fact that the site already has a cookie, happy to introduce you to your lean. Moreover, every woman, and patisserie in Greece, famous for their, time tested recipe, passed down from generation to generation. In anticipation of the holidays I will try, whenever possible, to introduce you to the most popular Greek Christmas recipes and start with the amazing delicious cookies - Melomakarona and what it means and how to translate, is under the cut, welcome aboard!
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Ingredients for Greek Christmas cookies "Melomakarona"
- Flour - 1100 g
- Soda - 1 tsp.
- Leavening agent - 2 tsp.
- Sugar - 650 g
- Orange juice - 1 Cup.
- Olive oil - 3 stack.
- Orange zest - 1 tbsp
- Carnation - 1/2 tsp.
- Cinnamon - 1 tsp.
- Water - 500 ml
- Honey - 1 Cup.
- Lemon juice - 3 tbsp.
- Walnuts - 300 g
Step by step instruction of cooking Greek Christmas cookies "Melomakarona"
Sift flour with soda and baking powder.
Mix in a large bowl, sugar 250 g, olive oil, orange juice, cinnamon, cloves and orange zest. Carefully beat with a mixer or whisk.
Kneading the dough by hand, gradually add the flour (in 4 doses), until a homogeneous dough. The dough should not be neither too tight nor sticky. Do not knead the dough too long, otherwise the cookies will not turn out lush.
Place biscuits on a baking sheet, covered with baking paper at a great distance from each other.
Bake in pre-heated to 160"With the oven for about 25 minutes. Be guided by your oven. Cookies are completely cool.
Mix sugar 400 g of honey, lemon juice and water. Cook the syrup on medium heat for approximately 7 minutes.
Remove the pan from heat, dip each cookie in the hot syrup for 6 seconds. I schitu to 6. ))
Place the soaked cookies on a dish.
In the fissures.
When in Greece, talking about the Christmas holidays, meant quite a long period between Christmas (25 December), January 1, and Epiphany (Phot — Theophany, January 6). During these days, of course, in all the Greek villages and towns hold numerous festive events, the soul which is the age-old Christmas traditions, preparing traditional Greek dishes.
The range of sweets is quite large. Mostly different types of cookies: honey with pecan crumble topping (melomakarona), almond (kourabiedes) the similarity of brushwood (diples) and others.
Greek grandmother say that Christmas candy "sweeten the newborn Christ."