Lenten Monastery Pie

 

This dessert will give you strength through your lenten period, it’s an ideal dessert in your lenting days, it has a high calorific value with great ingredients. Check the recipe.


Ingredients for dough:

  •     100 g brown sugar (or honey),
  •     6 tablespoons apricot jam,
  •     1 cup chopped walnuts,
  •     1 cup chopped dates,
  •     1 cup chopped raisins (or whole)
  •     ½ l lukewarm water
  •     1 orange – juice and grated zest,
  •     500 g flour
  •     ½ sachet baking powder,
  •     lemon peel,
  •     1 teaspoon baking soda,
  •     ½ teaspoon cinnamon.

 

Ingredients for decorating:

  •     3 tablespoons apricot jam,
  •     3 tablespoons of crushed walnuts.

 
Preparation: 

  1. Place flour, baking powder, sugar (honey), nuts, dates, raisins, lemon and orange zest, baking soda, cinnamon and apricot jam (previously diluted with a few tablespoons of warm water) in a deeper bowl. 
  2. Mix well everything, add orange juice and the rest of water and transfer the dough into a round mold coated with paper, flatten with a spoon and bake in a preheated oven at 180 degrees about 30 minutes. 
  3. Remove cake from the oven, brush it with jam and bake for another 5-10 minutes. 
  4. Cut cooled cake into pieces, sprinkle with crushed nuts and powdered sugar and serve with coffee or hot cocoa.

Enjoy!

 

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