I wanted to make something for my dad this Easter. He always works so hard on the lamb every Easter and no one really thanks him properly for it. I know how much he loves loves loves melomakarona cookies so when I saw this recipe on one of my favorite blogs, I knew it was going to be for Easter.
I didn't do anything different from Peter's recipe other than to use a whole container of Greek yogurt (which is 17.2 oz if you're using Fage) instead of just 16 oz and I omitted the orange zest. I'm not a huge fan of zest, but it didn't hurt the recipe at all. And of course, as you can see, no pretty decorations on top :)
I have to say though, the one beef I had was the cookie I used. I didn't have the time to make them myself (or the patience), so I bought some from the (only) Greek store near me. Ech, I really didn't like the cookies. Next time I'll get them from someone I know makes good ones!
But hey, my dad loves it, so who am I to say anything?
After I took it out of the water and took off the springform ring, I let the honey drip down the sides onto the foil. That was silly of me to do. It just made the bottom of the pan get all slippery, so I had to cover the top of the holder I had w/ plastic wrap for more grip. Annoying...
Oh and I also crumbled leftover cookies on top w/ the walnuts.
My family gobbled it up, except for my cousin Pete who thought I should have wowed them with someone more extravagent. When I asked him what that would have been, he said something about fruit on top w/ whipped cream. I told him it was too Baker's Square for me. (He used to work there a long, long time ago) I still love him even if he has no taste ;)
This was the last piece left that I took home and shared w/ mom last night for dessert. Neither of us got a piece on Easter, so we split it into two thin pieces and enjoyed.