A traditional pie dedicated to Saint Fanourios
According to custom, the ingredients should be either 7 or 9. Women in Greece make this pie once a year, on the eve of Saint Fanourios name day, every 27th 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.
*3 cups flour, sifted
*1 cup sugar
*3/4 cup Olive Oil
*1 cup orange juice
*1/2 cup brandy
*1/2 cup raisins or cranberries
*1/2 cup walnuts
*1 tsp. cinnamon
*1 tsp backing powder
Mix all the ingredients in a mixer. Grease a pan with olive oil.
Pour the mixture into the greased pan. Bake in medium oven for about 1 hour.
Let cool and sprinkle with confectioners sugar.