Maeria: Simple and traditional

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Kos is located in the south-eastern Aegean Sea south of Kalimnos and north of Nisiros at the ancient Keramiko gulf (Kerme Körfezi) or Kos gulf and it abstains just 3 naval miles from Asia Minor coasts and it is the third largest island in the Dodecanese. It was from the prehistoric times an important channel of the sea ways that started from the Black Sea and along the shoreline of Asia Minor and the islands of Aegean it reached the North Africa. Kos is the birthplace of the father of medicine, Hippocrates, which was born in the island round 460 B.C. and founded the Great School of Medicine of Kos. The island is famous for its tight vegetation and for its temperate climate and it was characterized by the Roman doctor Gallino as “the most temperate place in the world”.

The following recipe shows how locals used only a simple ingrentient the were able to own and make a nice candy for weddings.

Ingredients

  1. 100 grams corn flour
  2. 3 cups of water
  3. 2 cups of thyme honey (750grams)
  4. cinnamon
  5. chopped walnuts

Method

  1. In a wide pot add the corn flour, the water and the honey.
  2. Dissolve them with the help of a wooden dipper.
  3. Put the pot on mild heat and when it begins boiling and bubbles apear on the surface, continue stiring with the dipper for 2 or 3 minutes, until the mixture becomes a transparent, jelly cream.
  4. Remove the pot from the heat.
  5. Place the cream in a small rectangle baking pan.
  6. Dredge with cinnamon and chopped walnuts.
  7. After the cream cools down cut in square pieces.
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