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Greek Dessert Pie with raisins ("Stafidopita")

Original recipe by Efi Varveraki, Heraklion, Crete.
Serves 6

  • 1 kg flour
  • 1 cup and a half of oil
  • 3 cups of sugar
  • 1 and a half tbsp of ground cinnamon and clove
  • 1 tbsp of cocoa
  • 2 glasses of water
  • 1 small glass of orange and lemon juice
  • half a small glass of raki (use as subst. "grapa")
  • 2 tsp of baking soda
  • 3 cups of raisins
  • a handful of walnuts
  • 1 glass and a half of cognac
Start mixing the oil with the sugar and then add all the other ingredients one by one (except for the cognac), working the mixture as you go along.

Bake in a moderate oven.

When you take the cake out of the oven, pour the cognac over it and let it stand for 12 hours, covered.
Finally, turn it around, cut it in three parts and keep it well wrapped up in tin foil.

To be served in thin slices.