1 - 1 of 1 Posts


Active member
This is the old school way to make melomakarona! You need to make something called "ash water." In Greek its called stahtonero or alisiva. You make this by boiling water with homemade ashes from burning wood. There are some recipes that I have found online but unfortunately they are all in Greek. This is one of the most detailed ones, it explains everything! Here are the ingredients below in Greek....

(Μετράμε με ποτήρι νερού των 200 ml)

4 ποτήρια νερού ελαιόλαδο ελαφρύ (700 γρ)
2 ποτήρια του νερού ζάχαρη (450 γρ)
1 ποτήρι του νερού αλισίβα (220 γρ)
1 ποτήρι χυμό πορτοκάλι (22ο γρ)
1 κρασοπότηρο κονιάκ (140 γρ)
1,5 κουταλάκι γαρύφαλλο τριμμένο
3 κουταλάκια κανέλλα
ξύσμα από δύο πορτοκάλια
2 κουταλιές της σούπας σόδα
2 κιλά αλεύρι για όλες τις χρήσεις ή
(εγώ βάζω 800 γρ. κίτρινο χωριάτικο και 1200 γρ για όλες τις χρήσεις)

1 κιλό μέλι
1 ποτήρι ζάχαρη
3 ποτήρια νερό

Link: http://mariplateau.blogspot.com/2011/12/blog-post_20.html

G is not only for Greece but Gastronomy— and gourmands:

Strawberry covered ekmek kadaïfi

This dessert is one of the best I’ve ever made! It’s a simple ekmek kadaïfi recipe that I found from google and I topped it off with pistachios and strawberries. It tastes just as good as it tastes.

Is it easy to eat gluten free in Greece?

My husband has a gluten allergy and it’s been pretty difficult traveling and eating gluten free. There have been many cases where people tell us that something is gluten free and it’s actually not, and he ends up having an allergic reaction. Is anyone gluten free and has traveled around Greece? How difficult was it and can you share a bit about your experience?

Its grilling season!

I’m so excited! This is the first day that I’ve been able to get outside and start grilling. I made some chicken, pork chops, and beef tenderloin seasoned with lemon and oregano. Is anyone else grilling this summer? 😎


What are your favorite flavors of Greek ice cream?

Personally, I have to say baklava or kaïmaki. For those of you that haven’t tried kaïmaki, I highly recommend it. It’s a traditional Greek ice cream made from masticha. You can find it at most Greek grocery stores and ice cream stores. What is your favorite Greek ice cream flavor?
Sign up for a free account and share your thoughts, photos, questions about Greek food, travel and culture!

WorldwideGreeks.com is a free online forum community where people can discuss Greek food, travel, traditions, history and mythology. Join WorldwideGreeks.com here!


Follow WorldwideGreeks.com:
Facebook Instagram Twitter