Melomakarona are our other favorite Greek Christmas sweets. Represent aromatic vegetarian cookies dipped in honey syrup and sprinkled with crushed walnuts. Their unique taste due to the blending of cognac with orange juice, cloves and cinnamon.
The origin of these sweets is Greek and even lies in antiquity. The first component of the name is the word "grind" - honey, but the second has nothing to do with pasta, despite the apparent association.
The etymological origin of the word is connected with the word used in the Middle Ages "macaroni". It designated the funeral dinner, during which relatives are honoring the deceased. "Although," who was called pie that caregivers are distributed to the attendees after the funeral. In the transition years of the hosts added to it copious amounts of sweet syrup and honey, to reach today melomakarona. It is worth noting that in Ancient Greece honey is a symbol of prosperity and creativity. Its use as an ingredient in the preparation of melomakarona symbolizes all the things that we want to bring the new year. So, at least theoretically, more melomakarona eat, the better it will be for us.