Greek Melamakarona Recipe

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Summary

Difficulty LevelEasyHealth IndexAverage
CuisineMethod
SpecialityVegetarian

Ingredients

 Cooking oil1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
 Butter1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), softened
 Sugar1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
 Orange juice1 Tablespoon
 Baking powder1 Teaspoon
 Baking soda1⁄2 Teaspoon
 All purpose flour2 Cup (32 tbs)
 Sugar3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
 Honey1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
 Walnuts1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs), finely chopped

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 3832 Calories from Fat 1750

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 200 g307.4%

Saturated Fat 72.2 g361%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 241.9 mg

Sodium 1100.9 mg45.9%

Total Carbohydrates 497 g165.7%

Dietary Fiber 9.2 g36.9%

Sugars 301.5 g

Protein 32 g64.5%

Vitamin A 57% Vitamin C 14.1%

Calcium 47.5% Iron 75.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Directions

In mixer bowl beat cooking oil into butter till blended.
Beat in the 1/3 cup sugar.
Add orange juice, baking powder, and baking soda; mix well.
With mixer add enough of the flour, a little at a time, to make a medium-soft dough.
Shape dough into 2-inch ovals and place on an ungreased baking sheet.
Bake in 350°F oven for 20 to 25 minutes or till golden.
Cool pastries on rack.
Meanwhile, in a saucepan combine the 3/4 cup sugar, honey, and 1/2 cup water.
Bring to boiling.
Boil gently, uncovered,for 5 minutes.
Dip cooled pastries into the warm syrup.
Sprinkle immediately with nuts.
Dry on wire rack.
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