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Information about Fanouropita

Published on February 16, 2014

Author: Paschalina



A presentation about a Greek recipe.

Fanouropita Φανουρόπιτα 5th grade students at Primary School of Nea Skioni are making “fanouropita”. eTwinning project “Meet my Country” 2013-2014

Fanouropita On the 27th of August is Saint Fanourios day.      St. Fanourios is one of the saints who helps us when we lose things. His name derives from the Greek verb “fanerono” which means “I reveal”.

Fanouropita Fanouropita is basically a cake without eggs or animal fats, so it is perfectly fine for those fastening.

Fanouropita So, if there is something that you’ve lost, or something that you desperately need, go ahead and give it a try. Who knows…! Perhaps someone will listen to you and reveal it for you!


½ cup of olive oil

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1 tsp ground cloves

½ glass of sugar (100gr)

2 ½ glasses of freshly squeezed orange juice (750ml)

the zest of 2 oranges

800 gr of self-rising flour

100gr of raisins

1 cup crumbled walnuts

1tsp of baking powder

Preheat oven to 180° C

In a bowl, add the olive oil,

the cinnamon,

the ground clove,

the sugar,

the zest of the oranges,

and the orange juice.

Mix well with a wire whisk.

Sift the flour and the baking powder. .

Mix well the wet ingredients as the flour and the baking powder is slowly added.

Now add the raisins and the walnuts and mix the mixture slowly just to incorporate.

Now add the raisins and the walnuts and mix the mixture slowly just to incorporate.

Now add the raisins and the walnuts and mix the mixture slowly just to incorporate.

Butter and flour a pan and pour the mixture in.

Bake for about 45 minutes or until the knife that you insert in the centre comes out clean.

Remove from the oven.

Let it cool, and serve.

Dust it with icing sugar, if you wish.


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