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Tuesday, January 31, 2006

FINIKIA (GREEK) COOKIES

2 c. olive oil
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. Cream Wheat or Farina
1 c. water
1 stick cinnamon
1 tsp. whole cloves
1/2 c. orange juice
4 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda
5 c. flour
Combine the water, stick cinnamon and the whole cloves in a saucepan and boil down to 1/2 cup.
In the blender put the olive oil and beat for 20 minutes, then add the sugar, cream of wheat and the 1/2 cup of liquid and the orange juice.
In a bowl place the flour, baking powder and the baking soda. Add the liquid slowly into the dry ingredients while beating. Roll into a ball, the size of large marble -press thumb in center, place 1/2 piece of walnut inside and close over it, making an oval shape. Bake until brown in a 375 degree oven for 12-15 minutes.

SYRUP:
2 c. sugar
1 c. honey
2 c. water
1 lb. chopped fine walnuts
Make syrup in large frying pan. When cookies have cooled, place in hot syrup for a few minutes. On counter place large piece of foil with nuts. Roll cookies while hot covering well.

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