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Christmas cookies dipped in honey, aka melomakarona.

Christmas cookies dipped in honey, aka melomakarona You can have Christmas cookies dipped in honey, aka melomakarona using 21 ingredients and 10 steps. Here is how you cook that.

Ingredients of Christmas cookies dipped in honey, aka melomakarona

  1. It's of For the syrup.
  2. It's of white sugar.
  3. You need of tap water.
  4. It's of honey (I use greek aromatic thyme honey).
  5. You need of corn starch syrup.
  6. You need of orange sliced in thin slices.
  7. You need of cinnamon stic.
  8. It's of buds.
  9. You need of For the dough.
  10. You need of all purpose flour.
  11. You need of semolina.
  12. Prepare of oil (either extra virgin olive oil or a mixture of olive oil and sunflower oil in equal parts, if you do not have extra virgin olive oil a combination of the two is suggested).
  13. Prepare of bicarbonate ammonia (or equal amount of baking powder).
  14. You need of white sugar.
  15. You need of honey.
  16. You need of freshly squeezed orange juice.
  17. You need of ground cinnamon.
  18. Prepare of ground clove.
  19. It's of orange the zest.
  20. Prepare of For decorating.
  21. You need of Ground walnuts.

Christmas cookies dipped in honey, aka melomakarona instructions

  1. We need to prepare the syrup the day before because it needs to be cold. In a pot we add the water, the sugar, the orange cut in thin slices, the corn starch syrup, the cinnamon stick and cloves..
  2. We bring to the boil without stirring and keep boiling over medium heat for 5 min. We remove the pot from the fire and add the honey. We stir until the honey dissolves and we let it cool down completely..
  3. The next day we prepare the dough. Preheat the oven over 180oC. Add the flour and semolina in a large mixing bowl create a space in the middle and set aside..
  4. Add the oil, orange juice and zest, honey, sugar, ground cinnamon and ground clove in a large mixing bowl and stir rapidly until sugar dissolves, it might take 4 min..
  5. Add the bicarbonate ammonia, or baking powder to the liquids and stir in rapidly, until the liquids change colour (step photo 3)..
  6. Pour the liquids to the flour, semolina mixture in the space that you have created and start incorporating the dry ingredients gently, using your fingertips..
  7. DO NOT overwork your dough and DO NOT add any more flour. Once the dry ingredients absorb the liquid STOP everything..
  8. Take a small portion of dough (the size of walnut will do just fine - because they rise will baking) and shape them like little sausages will rolling as little as possible (you can do that with ;only 3 movements). Place on a baking tray (you can line some baking paper, but they do not stick promise, but just to be sure). With a fork make small holes on the surface pressing lightly. Bake to a preheat oven over 180oC for 20-30 min. depending on your oven. After 20 min check if the are ready..
  9. When ready, as they are hot from the oven put them in the syrup making sure that they are dipped in completely count to ten and take them out. Place them on a strainer so the excess syrup can drip. (Make sure before reusing the baking try to add some more dough that it is completely cool, if you only have one cool it down under the tap and dry thoroughly)..
  10. Place them on a nice platter, sprinkle with the ground walnuts and enjoy. Merry Christmas from Greece..

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