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Melomakarona honey soaked soft biscuits

Cooking with Elena, simple recipe


  1. Put all the ingredients for the syrup except the honey in a saucepan and boil for exactly two minutes. Turn off and as soon as the boiling stops,  add the honey and let it cool.

  2. Preheat the oven to 170 degrees with the fan off.

  3. In a bowl add the liquid ingredients, the cinnamon and the icing sugar. Stir and add the orange zest

  4. Mix the baking powder with the flour and gradually add them to the liquid ingredients, stirring very gently.

  5. Shape the melomakarona very gently and place them in a pan on a baking sheet

  6. Bake for 35 minutes without the fan and 10 minutes in the air.

  7. While the biscuits are still hot, dip them in the syrup for 30 seconds and place them on a griddle to drain

  8. Put them on a plate and sprinkle with honey, walnuts and sesame seeds


For the biscuits

1 kg of all-purpose flour

20 g baking powder

50 g powdered sugar

500 ml of corn oil

300 g orange juice

75 ml brandy

1 orange (zest)

1 teaspoon cinnamon powder

For the syrup

500 ml of water

700 g of sugar

1 tbsp lemon juice

1 orange cut in half

1/2 tangerine, only the peel

   2 cinnamon sticks

6 cloves

200 g thyme honey


For sprinkling

grated walnut

Roasted and mashed sesame seeds


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