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14 December 2012,22:15 by
Mina Giouvanaki

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Serves :

Preparation Time :
15 minutes

Cooking Time :
50 minutes

Preparation Method :

  • At first beat together oil, orange juice, brandy and sugar.
  • Now add the remaining ingredients one by one (flour, cloves, nutmeg, vanilla extract, baking powder and baking soda).
  • Mix it well and knead it into dough.
  • Pinch off small portions of dough, roll it and then flatten it to form patties.
  • Place it on a baking dish and bake in a pre heated oven for 30 minutes at 180 degree C.
  • Make the syrup by boiling honey, sugar and water together in a pot for 5 minutes.
  • Remove the cookies from oven and pour the syrup over the cookies or melomacarona.
  • Allow it to soak for 15 minutes and then take them out of the syrup and arrange it on serving plate.
  • Serve it after garnishing with chopped walnuts and cinnamon.


  • 300 grams all-purpose flour
  • 250 ml Cooking oil
  • 30 grams Sugar
  • 30 ml Brandy
  • 1 Orange, Juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg powder
  • ½ teaspoon Baking Powder
  • ½ teaspoons baking Soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon for garnishing
  • 3 tablespoon walnut (chopped) for garnishing


  • 250 ml Honey
  • 225 grams Sugar
  • 250 ml Water

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