Kitchen Therapy

Melomakarona – Greek Honey Dainties

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It is exactly one week until Christmas 2018.
What a year!
We moved house.
My daughter finished her university degree (and is having an existential crisis about what next…travel for now!)
My son has finished high school and it has been a very draining few months of final exams, receiving marks and we are still waiting a few more days for university offers to come through (we hope…)
A close friend passed away, a few months ago, she fell down stairs walking home, an accident, that made me painfully aware of how fragile life is.
And just before midnight Nov 1st my father passed away.
I’ll be honest, it is hard to write this and not get teary.
He passed away 3 weeks before his 76th birthday.
I still can’t believe he is no longer here.

These Greek Honey Dainties are flavours I grew up with.
I’ll be honest, I didn’t expect them to be so close in taste to what I am familiar with.
I made the Christmas spice version and I am so, so happy with how they came out.
I have lost 5 kilos in the past few weeks (which I was happy to see leave!) and these were well worth risking the weight returning!
These bought my mother and also myself comfort, her mother (who is from Greece) made these all the time. Remembering has been so important recently…

I loved these. I will make them again and again!
These were the recipe of the week for the Tuesdays with Dorie cooking group.
A wonderful group of people by the way!
From Dorie’s Cookies by Dorie Greenspan.

5 thoughts on “Melomakarona – Greek Honey Dainties

  1. I am sorry for your losses. I hope that being in the kitchen is as much a comfort to you as it can be for me. What a lovely presentation. I’m glad these brought you happy memories.

  2. I am so sorry to hear of the deaths in your life. The photos look lovely and I hope you have enough support during this challenge!

  3. It has been quite a year for you of ups and downs. My heart goes out to you. Your photo is gorgeous. I am happy these brought a warm memory for your family. Like Lovielou said I hope you find some solace in the kitchen. Merry Christmas.

  4. i’m so glad these bought you and your mother some comfort and happiness. thank you for baking with us so often throughout this challenging year! xoxo

  5. One of our favourite cookies! So sorry for your losses 😦

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