Blogging My Mother’s Melomakarona

A perfect record of mostly clean Allis web content remains unchallenged with the recent feature of my mother, Maria, on the WIXT morning show Bridge Street. There are, as of tonight, 21,500 google hits for good olde fashioned Greek octane, the honey-drenched cookie known as Melomakarona, none of which you need anymore with the posting of my mother’s recipe on the Bridge Street site.

And as if that weren’t enough, the show posted the cooking segment on the their website. The official link is HERE (ActiveX-powered, which means you might have to work at it if you’re not using Internet Explorer). In case their bandwidth (or filing) becomes an issue, a second copy of the segment can be found HERE.

One Reply to “Blogging My Mother’s Melomakarona”

  1. And, from the Bridge Street site (

    Wet Ingredients
    1 cup orange juice (can be from concentrate)
    1 cup vegetable oil
    1 cup olive oil (can be substituted with vegetable oil)
    3/4 cup confectioners sugar

    Dry Ingredients
    3 1/2 cups flour (to start)
    add more flour as needed for dough that does not stick to your hands
    3 teaspoons baking powder
    1 tablespoon grated orange zest
    1 1/2 cups chopped walnuts
    2 teaspoons cinnamon
    1 teaspoon ground cloves

    Topping for Cookies
    1 jar of honey
    1 1/2 cups chopped walnuts
    1 teaspoon cinnamon
    1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

    Mix together the wet and dry ingredients to form dough that does not stick to your hands.

    Form spoonfuls of dough into oval shapes and bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.

    When cookies are cool, heat jar of honey and dip cookies into warm honey and sprinkle tops with mixture of chopped walnuts, cinnamon and ground cloves.


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