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Gluten free Greek Christmas honey cookies - Melomakarona

Gluten free Greek Christmas honey cookies - Melomakarona

Method

For the syrup

  • In a saucepan, add all of the ingredients for the syrup apart from the honey. Place over heat and bring to a boil.
  • Keep in mind that you have to prepare the syrup 3-4 hours ahead of time so that it can be completely cool by the time the cookies are ready.
  • As soon as the syrup comes to a boil, remove from heat and add the honey. Mix and allow the syrup to cool completely.

For the cookies

  • Preheat oven to 190* C (374* F) Fan.
  • In a bowl, add all of the ingredients apart from the flour. Whisk.
  • Add the flour in batches and mix with your hands until you create an elastic and quite oily dough.
  • Shape the cookies evenly – 3-4 cm in diameter and 30 g each.
  • Gently press down on each of them with a spider utensil to give them a nice shape and pattern.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes until crunchy and golden.
  • When ready, immediately drop them in the cool syrup and let them soak for 10-15 seconds.
  • Remove from syrup, drain and transfer to a serving platter.
  • Drizzle with honey and sprinkle with walnuts.
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Nutritional
Chart

Nutrition information per portion

205
Calories (kcal)
10 %

Calories

Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

7.7
Total Fat (g)
11 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

0.97
Saturated Fat (g)
5 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

32.3
Total Carbs (g)
12 %

Carbohydrates

The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

19.7
Sugars (g)
22 %

Sugars

Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

0.91
Protein (g)
2 %

Protein

It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

0.73
Fibre (g)
3 %

Fibers

They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

0.25
Sodium (g)
4 %

Salt

A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo 917a1b6ba55874b5d139866e10c236ccff8cbaa226cb4c05ba54efca0b20cc63

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