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Cooking For Fun
Greek Sweets
Keik Nistsimo
(Lenten Cake)
Courtesy of Judi <>

3 1/2 cups Flour
1 teaspoon  Baking powder
3/4 cup Oil
1/2 cup White raisins
1 1/4 cups Sugar
1/2 cup Chopped walnuts
2 teaspoons Grated orange peel
1/2 cup Cognac
1 teaspoon Baking soda
2 cups Orange juice
2 teaspoons Cinnamon
Cinnamon for sprinkling
Confectioner's sugar for sprinkling

Sift flour into ceramic bowl and mix the baking powder; scoop out a well in center.  Heat oil in frying pan and pour into the flour. Add raisins, sugar, nuts, orange peel, cognac, baking soda dissolved in the orange juice, and cinnamon. Mix to make a stiff dough. Put into a buttered tube pan or baking pan and bake in preheated 300 F. oven for about 1 hour. As soon as you remove it from the oven, sprinkle with the cinnamon
and confectioner's sugar.


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