Recipe for Christmas Sweets (Melomacarona)

Ingredients

2 cup olive oil
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup orange juice
1/4 cup brandy
7 1/2 cup flour (or slightly more)
2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon soda

FOR THE SYRUP
2 cup honey
2 cup sugar
2 cup water

Instructions

Beat together first 4 ingredients. Sift flour, baking powder and soda 3 times. Add the sifted dry ingredients to the oil mixture and knead gently.

Pinch off small portions of dough the size of an egg and form into little patties. Roll them to make oblong rolls. Place on ungreased baking sheet and bake in moderate oven for 30 minutes.

Boil honey, sugar and water for 5 minutes. Pour syrup over melomakarona. Allow to sok for 15 mnutes, take them out of the syrup and place on large plate. Sprinkle with chopped walnuts and cinnamon, if desired.





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