2 cups olive oil
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup orange juice
1/4 cup brandy
7 1/2 cups flour (or slightly more)
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp soda
2 cups honey
2 cups sugar
2 cups water
Beat together first 4 ingredients. Sift flour, baking powder and soda 3 times.
Add the sifted dry ingredients to the oil mixture and knead gently.
Pinch off small portions of dough the size of an egg and form into little
patties. Roll them to make oblong rolls. Place on ungreased baking sheet and
bake in moderate oven for 30 minutes.
Boil honey, sugar and water for 5 minutes. Pour syrup over melomakarona. Allow
to soak for 15 minutes, take them out of the syrup and place on large plate.
Sprinkle with chopped walnuts and cinnamon, if desired.