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Chef Christos Philippou is making a sweet traditional Greek cookie with walnuts and honey.
Ingredients

Ingredients for Cookie

  • Nea Fytini, 400g
  • olive oil, 345g
  • powder sugar, 100g
  • walnuts, ground, 400g
  • brandy metaxa, 11g
  • cinnamon, 10g
  • ground cloves, 4g
  • baking powder, 18g
  • AP flour, 1250g
  • baking soda, 1 tsp
  • orange juice, of 5 oranges
  • zest, of 3 oranges

Ingredients for Syrup

  • water, 20L
  • sugar, 20 cups
  • apples, cut in quarters
  • orange, peel of 3
  • lemon, peel of 2
  • cinnamon sticks, 8 pcs
  • cloves, 40 pcs

Directions

1. Cream nea fytini
2. Add oil and beat with paddle until combined
3. Add walnuts and brandy
4. Add remaining ingredients and mix just to combine
5. Bake @ 325˚F for approximately 30 min
6. Use same syrup as baklava
7. As soon as the cookies come out of the oven, dip them in the syrup and
8. using a slotted spoon remove them from syrup and place on a sheet pan
9. and sprinkle chopped walnuts on it.
10. Make a syrup and cook until it reduces by 3" about 3 hrs

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