Melomakarona with Carrot, Honey Cookies

Melomakarona with Carrot, Honey Cookies
Melomakarona with honey, easy to prepare, light, alternative, and veggie. Melomakarona different. Mediterranean natural ingredients, orange splashes and carrot flavor. Do not miss out, make a difference.
Shape small round melomakarona, scribe, baptise in honey syrup and sprinkle with plenty of grated walnuts.
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work: 30′ time: 45′ easy:

Melomakarona with Carrot, Honey Cookies

Ingredients (∼30 pieces)

  • 280g (9.9 oz) soft flour
  • 250g (8.8 oz) fine semolina
  • 100g (3.5 oz) sugar
  • 60g (2.1 oz) walnuts
  • 1 tsp soda
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 100g (3.5 oz) olive oil
  • 100g (3.5 oz) carrots
  • 100g (3.5 oz) orange juice
  • 1 orange, zest
In the mixer bowl, add the oil and sugar and beat until almost completely melted the sugar.
Add finely grated carrot, cinnamon, orange zest, the orange juice and half the semolina. Beat well for a while.
Add the flour with the baking soda, and beat them again slightly and very little to homogenize the mixture.
The remaining ingredients will incorporated kneading by hand.
As the dough is into the mixer, add the remaining semolina and grated walnuts.
Knead gently until you have a soft dough. Do not knead very much.
Shape small round balls or whatever shape you prefer and place, spaced in oven pan lined with greaseproof paper. Light chart their surface, with a sharp knife or scissors, crosswise.
Bake in preheated oven at 200°C (392°F, Gas 5.7) for 15 minutes until golden light from above but also from below.
Remove the melomakarona from the oven and let them cool completely.

Syrup

  • 150g (5.3 oz) honey
  • 100g (3.5 oz) sugar
  • 120g (4.2 oz) water
  • ½ orange
  • 60g (2.1 oz) walnuts, crumbled
In a small saucepan, add water, sugar, honey and half orange cut into pieces. Boil all together over medium heat for 4'-5'.
Remove the pieces of orange and dipped in hot syrup cold melomakarona some at a time. Remove them to a plate until you gather all.
In a platter spread finely crushed walnuts and on top place in a series, the honeyed melomakarona. Sprinkle with a tablespoon of the syrup, if you have left over. Sprinkle with walnuts and repeat a second layer.
Melomakarona with Carrot, Honey Cookies Melomakarona with Carrot, Honey Cookies Melomakarona with Carrot, Honey Cookies

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