How to make it

  • Beat the olive oil well and add sugar and beat as well. Dissolve the soda in the orange juice together with the brandy and add to the mixture.
  • Mix cinnamon and cloves with the flour the baking powder, and add to fluid mixture a little at a time. Add the orange zest and knead until a soft, fluffy dough is made. The mixture must have an oily consistency.
  • Take a small piece of the mixture, about the size of a big walnut, and give it an oval shape about 1 cm thick. Place in an oiled tin and bake in a preheated oven (180ο C) for about thirty minutes or until the bottom side is golden brown.
  • In the meantime prepare the syrup by placing in a pan the sugar, water, honey and orange peel. Bring to boiling point skimming if needed. Remove from heat but preserve the syrup warm. Before the cookies cool down, dip them in the syrup for a few seconds and then with a slotted ladle remove into a platter. Finally pound the walnuts and add cinnamon and sesame seeds and sprinkle on top of the cookies.
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  • fuzzy 11 years ago
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  • lindacm 11 years ago
    I've never used self-rising flour for this. It was always a mix of semolina and flour. Interesting!
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