Melomakarono

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Melomakarono
Melomakarona.jpg
TypeDessert
Place of originGreece Cyprus
Main ingredient(s)Flour, olive oil and honey
 
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Melomakarono
Melomakarona.jpg
TypeDessert
Place of originGreece Cyprus
Main ingredient(s)Flour, olive oil and honey

The melomakarono or "melomagarono"(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. During rolling they are often filled with ground walnuts. After baking they are immersed for a few seconds in hot 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.

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