A traditional pie dedicated to Saint Fanourios

Total preparation time  :  15 minutes, plus baking time
Quantity this recipe will make  :  About 24 squares

List of Ingredients :
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • cup olive oil
  • cup orange juice
  • cup brandy
  • cup raisins (or crushed walnuts)
  • 1 tsp.  cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. clove powder
  • backing powder
Preparation Instructions :

Mix all the ingredients in a mixer. Grease a pan with olive oil and spread on it a little sugar and flour. Pour the mixture into the greased pan. Bake in medium oven for about an hour.

Comments :

According to custom, the ingredients should be either 7 or 9. Women in Skopelos make this pie once a year, on the eve of Saint Fanourios name day, every 26th of August. They bring their pies to the church of Saint Fanourios, where the priest blesses them with a nice ceremony. After the Mass, the pies are cut and everybody is welcome to taste them. This is a really interesting custom, so if you happen to be on Skopelos this day, do not forget to visit one of the 3 churches of Saint Fanourios which exist here, to watch the ceremony and taste the different pies. The Mass begins at about 19.00''.

Submitted by : Skopelos Net



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