Melomakarona with Walnuts | Recipes

Melomakarona with Walnuts

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INGREDIENTS

For the dough
  • 2 glasses olive oil
  • 1/2 glass water
  • 1 glass orange juice and cinnamon for dredging
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon and cloves
  • Flour, as much as it takes
  • 1 glass sugar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Orange rind, freshly grated
  • 1 teaspoon ammonia
  • 1 glass walnuts, coarsely ground
For the syrup
  • 1 glass water
  • 1 glass honey
  • 1 glass sugar
  • walnuts, coarsely ground

PREPARATION

Beat the olive oil with the sugar; then add the water, the cinnamon, the cloves, the baking soda dissolved in orange juice, the honey, the grated orange rind, the walnuts and the flour and knead into a soft dough. Then, form oval shaped cookies and bake them at a moderate temperature. Let them cool. Meanwhile boil the syrup over low heat and immerse the melomakarona in it. Let them soak for one minute and then remove them and place them on a serving platter. Sprinkle the melomakarona with cinnamon and walnuts.