HONEY ERICA MANIPULIFLORA
In Giovanitsas area mostly but also in hole Mount Athos produced the honey from Erica manipuliflora.The Honey from Erica is characterized as an exceptional nutritional value due to the high content of pollen is rich in silicon, boron and barium. Particularly tonic for the body, so it is mainly sold in health food stores. Has strong taste, characteristic fine aroma and color in the beginning is greenish - oil while during the winter is dark brown or reddish like cognac. Collected from September to November (period of very rich flowering for the plant) but there are years that is not produced at all. For this reason, but mainly for its properties, demanding consumers, who know it, get it where and when you find them.
In France this is one honey-with chestnut and lavender-honey the best. The French manufacturing (only with this honey) the famous French gingerbread.
Due to its high content in natural glucose crystallizes very quickly.
0,5 Kg in a glass jar
1,0 Kg in a glass jar
1,0 Kg in plastic jar
Small honey cakes (melomakarona) with Erica honey
2 water glasses oil (corn oil)
1 wine glass of brandy
1 wineglass sugar
1 wine glass of orange juice with a spoonful (teaspoon) baking soda in
1 / 2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 / 2 teaspoon powdered cloves
a little orange zest
1 pound soft flour
1 cup chopped walnuts
For the syrup:
1 & ½ cups water honey commotion
1 & ½ cups of sugar water
1 & ½ cups water
Mix all ingredients until it becomes a fluffy dough. Mold dough into small (because it will swell) oblong honey cakes , and bake in moderate oven about 180 ° c.
Pour the ingredients for the syrup in a saucepan and let it get some boils. Then pour cold the honey cakes in the syrup for 1-2 minutes to suck and put them on a platter. Sprinkle with chopped walnuts, cinnamon and ground cloves. With Ericas honey our honey cakes acquire a special taste and enriched with the wonderful scent of Ericas .