Naxos is generally an island that you will hardly say you did not enjoy it even if you find yourself there another season than summer. In Naxos, its season has its own grace and the island offers you dozens of options. Apart from the beautiful and clean beaches, Naxos has many sights as well as mountain villages so it would possible for you to make a more alternative escape. Among the things that stand out is its gastronomy. In Naxos you will enjoy what we call good food and traditional recipes. Many times their recipes use products produced on the island itself. A gastronomic journey that you’ll never forget.
Naxos and the experiences it offers you
Naxos is the largest and most prosperous island of the Cyclades. It has already been known since antiquity for its abundance of goods, wealth, and prosperity. And it’s something you’ll understand from the first moment you step on the island.
And when you will leave the island, you’ll be full of experience. Pictures of the huge beaches, ancient marbles, and beautiful mountain villages. The hospitable residents and the unique feeling that the taste of citron will offer you. A trip to Naxos, to the largest island of the Cyclades, is a real challenge. In addition, you can have a gastronomic journey, and you can also enjoy a trip through history. Archaeological sites and monuments testify its historical depth.
One of the most famous recipes you have to taste is “melachrino”, in case you choose Naxos for your escape. A dessert with a taste of the special and intense citrus of the island. And because you might get an appetite to taste it before you go, or you might have already tried it and you want to eat again, we’re giving you a recipe to make it yourself. The recipe is from the site sidages.gr.
15 tablespoons of sugar
15 tablespoons of breadcrumbs, grated
2 glasses walnut, roughly chopped
1/2 cup citrus drink
1/2 small spoons of soda
1/2 small spoons cinnamon
1/2 small spoon cloves
1 tablespoon. cocoa
For the syrup:
6 fl. sugar
4 1/2 fl. of water
3 tablespoons of thyme honey
First, mix the egg yolks with the sugar until they reach the point of whitening while in another bowl make the egg whites meringue. Then mix all the ingredients except the citron. Add them to the yolk mixture and then add the meringue slowly-slowly.
It is almost done. At this point pour the cake into a buttered baking pan. Bake it for about 40 minutes at 180 degrees. Once it is cooked, allow it to cool and then wet it with the citron. It is very important not to open the oven at all so that the dessert is cooked properly
Prepare the syrup by heating the sugar, the water, and the honey. Boil the syrup and put it over the cake. And it is Ready!