So happy that Christmas is around the corner! We have already decorated our tree and now we are waiting. I love everything about this holiday. The decorations, the festivities, Santa himself :) and of course all the food that comes with it! We as Greeks have our own type of celebrations for Christmas and of course our own type of desserts. One of the desserts that is famous this time of the year is the Melomakarona (Μελομακάρονα). It is a type of cookie made with olive oil and walnuts, baked and then soaked lightly in this syrup made from sugar, water and lots of honey! It is a fasting type of dessert since the month before Christmas is a fasting month and to tell you the truth it is sad that we only eat this during Christmas. We should be eating them the whole year round! :) They come in small pieces and usually you can eat one or two at a time - kind alike a treat - and it's all it takes to leave this fine sweet taste in your mouth. The aroma of cinnamon, cloves, and cognac combined with the taste of honey is all it takes to warm your soul in the cold winter months. Try making them and you won't regret it!
Dia, Kostas and Tony
Ingredients for about 40 pieces:
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