One of the most delicious sweets that you can try on the island, Melachrino is similar to Greek walnut cake or 'karydopita', but flavoured with the famous local citron liqueur.

15 eggs
15 tablespoons sugar
15 tablespoons breadcrumbs
2 cups coarsley chopped walnuts
1/2 cup citron liqueur
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
lemon zest
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1 soup spoon cocoa

6 cups sugar
4.5 cups water
3 soup spoons thyme honey


Beat the egg yolks with the sugar until it whitens. In another bowl, beat the egg whites into meringue. Mix all remaining ingredients, except for the citron liqueur, add them to the yolk mixture and little by little, add the meringue. Pour the mixture into a buttered tray and bake for 40 minutes at 180 degrees celcius. Once cooked, let it cool and wet it with the citron liqueur. Prepare the syrup by warming the sugar, water and honey. Boil the syrup and pour it over the cake.