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Melomakarona....Greek honey and orange cookies

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Category: Side Dishes, Cookies, Desserts

 Ingredients List

  • 3 cups olive oil
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup brandy
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • Zest of 2 oranges
  • 1 1/2 kg plain flour
  • Pinch of cloves, pinch of cinnamon
  • Some chopped nuts for inserting a piece before baking
  • ~~ For the syrup ~~
  • 1 1/2 cups honey
  • 1 1/w cups sugar
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • ~~ To top ~~
  • 1 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup caster sugar
  • Combine these ingredients and leave in a bowl to dip the cookies in


Preheat oven to 180°C.

I froze half the dough and filled two flat baking trays with the cookies.

Using an electric mixer, beat oil, sugar and orange juice on high speed for 10 minutes or until thick and creamy.

Sift the flour, baking powder and baking soda and combine with oil mixture. Fold gently and you should have a light doughy mixture. If you need add more flour,

Using hands, roll tablespoons mixture into oval shapes. Insert a small piece of nut into each cookie. Place on prepared trays. Bake for 25 minutes or until firm to touch. Allow to cool on trays.

Make syrup by combining ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until sugar has dissolved. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes or until syrup thickens slightly.

Using a slotted spoon, dip cooled biscuits, 1 at a time, into hot syrup for about 30 seconds, turning over often until well coated. Dip the top into the walnut and sugar mixture, Combine walnuts and Allow to cool and arrange on a large plate.

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