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The MELOMAKARONO (Greek : μελομακάρονο plural: μελομακάρονα, melomakarona) is an egg -shaped Greek dessert made mainly from flour , olive oil , and honey . Along with the kourabies it is a traditional dessert prepared primarily during the Christmas
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 . Immediately after baking, they are immersed for a few seconds in cold 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.

SEE ALSO

* Loukoumades
Loukoumades
* Kourabies

REFERENCES

* ^ "Melomakarona - Honey
Honey
Cookies with Walnuts". About.com. * ^ Yagkou, Varvara. "Μελομακάρονα γεμιστά". foodmuseum.cs.ucy.ac.cy (in Greek). Cyprus Food Virtual Museum. Retrieved 27 November 2015.

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Cuisine of Greece
Greece

HISTORY

* Ancient Greek cuisine * Ancient Greece
Greece
and wine * Byzantine cuisine
Byzantine cuisine

INGREDIENTS

* Basil
Basil
* Dill * Eggplant
Eggplant
* Honey
Honey
* Mastic * Olive oil
Olive oil
* Olives * Oregano
Oregano
* Raisin
Raisin
* Semolina * Tomato
Tomato
* Thyme

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Pita
* Stafidopsomo

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Loukaniko
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Feta
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Kefalotyri
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Galaktoboureko
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Halva
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Loukoumades
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Tsoureki
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Assyrtiko
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Retsina
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Tsipouro
* Tsikoudia * Frappé coffee

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* Kafenio * Meze * Ouzeri * Taverna
Taverna

Notable products Avgotaraho Florina pepper Greek wine Fava Santorinis Kalamata olive Krokos Kozanis (Saffron) Zante currant

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Yule
Cat * Yule
Yule
Lads * Zwarte Piet

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Saint Nicholas
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Christmas
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Advent
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Advent
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Yule
Goat * Yule
Yule
log

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MUSIC

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* Hit singles UK * Hit singles US

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Log

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Conspiracy * Black Friday (partying) * Black Friday (shopping) * Cyber Monday * Bronner\'s Christmas
Christmas
Wonderland * Christmas
Christmas
club * Christmas
Christmas
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Christmas
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Xmas

Food and drink

* Dinner

* Joulupöytä * Julebord * Kūčios * Réveillon * Twelve-dish supper * Smörgåsbord * Wigilia

* Sweets

* bûche de Noël * Cake * Candy cane * Cookies * Fruitcake
Fruitcake
* Gingerbread
Gingerbread
* Kourabiedes * Melomakarono * Mince pie * Pavlova * Pecan pie * Pumpkin pie
Pumpkin pie
* Pudding * Rosca de reyes * Szaloncukor * Turrón

* Soup

* Menudo

* Sauce

* Cranberry sauce

* Beverages

* Apple cider * Champurrado *