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Traditional melomakarona

Recipe for traditional melomakarona with one of best extra virgin olive oil in the world

For the melomakarona
550 g flour
50 g ground walnuts
300 ml Mavroudis Extra Virgin Olive Oil
80 g sugar
1000 ml fresh orange juice
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 Tbsp cinnamon
½ tsp ground cloves

For the syrup
350 g honey
250 ml water
150 g sugar
1 cinnamon stick
Peel of 1 orange and 1 lemon

You will also need
100 g walnuts, roughly chopped


  1. Using an electric mixer, beat together the extra virgin olive oil, sugar and spices for 2-3 minutes. Add the baking powder, baking soda, orange juice, ground walnuts and flour.
  2. Knead into a soft dough that does not stick to the hands and set aside for some time.
  3. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  4. Shape the dough into melomakarona (25 grams each) and place on a baking tray covered with greaseproof paper, leaving a small gap between them.
  5. Bake for 22-25 minutes.
  6. When the melomakarona are done, prepare the syrup by boiling all the ingredients for 6-7 minutes, skimming regularly.
  7. Soak the melomakarona in the honey syrup, arrange on a plate, and sprinkle with walnuts.

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