Finikia

4.5
(13)

Delicious Greek pastries...probably one of my favorites because of the orange and cinnamon combination. Worth the time they take!

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Prep Time:
45 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
Servings:
60
Yield:
5 dozen

Ingredients

  • ½ cup butter, softened

  • ½ cup superfine sugar

  • 1 grated zest of one orange

  • ½ cup corn oil

  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 ½ cups semolina

  • 4 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves

  • ½ cup orange juice

  • 1 cup water

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • ½ cup honey

  • 1 cinnamon stick

  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice

  • ½ cup finely chopped walnuts

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.

  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, superfine sugar and orange zest. Gradually mix in the oil and beat until light and fluffy. Combine the flour, semolina, baking powder, cinnamon and cloves; beat into the fluffy mixture alternately with the orange juice. As the mixture thickens, turn out onto a floured board and knead into a firm dough. Pinch off tablespoonfuls of dough and form them into balls or ovals. Place cookies 2 inches apart onto the prepared cookie sheets.

  3. Bake for 25 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden. Cool on baking sheets until room temperature.

  4. To make the syrup: In a medium saucepan, over medium heat, combine the water, white sugar, honey, cinnamon stick and lemon juice. Bring to a boil and boil for 10 minutes. Remove the cinnamon stick. While the mixture is boiling hot, dip the cookies in one at a time, making sure to cover them completely. Place them on a wire rack to dry and sprinkle with walnuts. Place paper under the rack to catch the drips. Keep finished cookies in a sealed container at room temperature.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

100 Calories
4g Fat
15g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 60
Calories 100
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Sodium 35mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 1mg 7%
Calcium 18mg 1%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 25mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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