Oil Cake (gliko Tapsiou Me Ladi)
Orange juice *
Brandy (or slightly more)
A few sesame seeds
A little oil
*[NOTE: Original recipe calls for "1-1/2 glasses of oil and 1-1/2 glasses of orange juice". No mention of what size glass, as is typical of Greek cookbooks.]
Combine the oil, the orange juice and sugar. Dissolve the soda with the brandy and add it to the mixture also; add the cinnamon and the ground cloves. Then very gradually add the flour, stirring constantly. Finally, combine the walnuts and the raisins with the mixture. Coat a medium-sized baking tin to spread the mixture evenly.
Sprinkle with sesame seeds and bake for 40-50 minutes. Cut to serve into oblong pieces.
Sofia Souli, "The Greek Cookery Book", Posted by Karen Mintzias