For millions of Greeks there is no better Christmas sweet than melomakarona: the sweet egg-shaped calories bombs, made of flour, sugar and olive oil, flavored with orange, cinnamon and cloves, sprinkled with walnuts and soaked in syrup.
Anyone with a Greek DNA knows very well what I mean. Melomakarona make addictive,although there are some odd folks preferring Kourabiedes, the short-bread biscuits with almonds and butter sprinkled with icing sugar.
Melomakarona are the sweets one eats from beginning or latest form the middle of December until January 6th and often also beyond.
Hungry? Bored? Tired? Sleepy? One Melomakarono is always the solution during the bright and cold Christmas days. Before and beyond.
Now, bored, hungry, tired and sleepy Greeks on social media created a hashtag called “melomakarona_movies” because you cannot go to the movies on Christmas days without having eaten at least one melomakarono ahead.
Snow White and The 7 Melomakarona
The Melomakarono and the Beast
Harry Potter in the Melomakarona Chamber
The Good, the Bad and The Ugly Melomakarono
The Lord of the Melomakarona
The 101 Melomakarona of Greece
James Bond: Melomakarona are Forever
You’ve got Mailomakarono
A Nightmare on Kourabiedes Street
Back to Melomakarono
Melomakarona Wars IV
Melomakarono in the land of Christmas
The Hunger Games: Catch a Melomakarono
The 50 Shades of a Melomakarono
Gone with Melomakarona
An eternal Greek dilemma: Melomakarona vs Kourabiedes