Melomakarona Recipe

Looking for an easy Melomakarona recipe? Learn how to make Melomakarona using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by captnpickles

Makes 42 servings



http://ellysaysopa.com/2007/12/15/melomakarona/

Recipe Ingredients for Melomakarona

1 stick unsalted butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
6 cups flour (possibly up to about 6.5)
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. cloves
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups water
1 1/2 cups honey
1/2 lb. walnuts, crushed
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/8 tsp. cloves

Recipe Directions for Melomakarona

  1. To make the cookies:

  2. Preheat the oven to 350.

  3. Sift together the flour, cinnamon, cloves, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside.

  4. Cream together the butter and sugar. Add the eggs, one at a time, and beat until just incorporated. Add the oil and orange juice, mixing until smooth and combined.

  5. Slowly add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients. If necessary, add more flour to make a workable dough. Knead the dough for about 5 minutes.

  6. Roll cookies into oval shapes with the palm of your hand and place on an ungreased baking sheet. Press the cookies down slightly with your fingertips, and then prick them with a fork several times. Bake the cookies for about 25 minutes or until done. Set aside to cool completely. These are best dunked in the syrup after sitting out overnight, or for several hours.

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  8. To dip the cookies:

  9. Mix the walnuts, cinnamon and cloves together in a bowl and set aside.

  10. Once the cookies have cooled completely, start making your syrup. Bring the water, honey and sugar to a boil in a large sauce or saute pan (I like using a high saute pan, the bigger surface area across will let you dip more cookies at once). After it has boiled for a minute or two and thickened slightly, skim the foam off the top. Turn burner to low, just to keep the syrup warm.

  11. In batches, dunk the cookies in the honey syrup. Leave them in there for about a minute, before removing them with a slotted spatula and placing them on a baking sheet lined with wax or parchment paper. Top the dipped cookies with the walnut mixture.

Categories

Dessert

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 74.8g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
276
Calories from Fat
122
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
13.6g
21%
Saturated Fat
3.2g
16%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
15mg
5%
Sodium
88mg
4%
Potassium
94mg
3%
Total Carbohydrates
36.9g
12%
Dietary Fiber
1.0g
4%
Sugars
22.5g
Protein
3.5g
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 5%
Calcium 2% Iron 6%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
C
  Good points
  • Low in cholesterol
  • Low in sodium
  •   Bad points
  • Very high in sugar
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