Stumped by all of those complicated Fanouropita recipes you’re finding online? Don’t fret.
Akis Petretzikis, one of the most popular celebrity chefs in Greece has you covered with his simple Fanouropita recipe and video instructions on his YouTube channel for a spectacular cake that includes less than 9 ingredients.
Tradition holds that Fanouropita is made by people in honor of St. Fanourios, the saint dedicated to lost things and celebrated in the Greek Orthodox Church on August 27 every year.
In communities throughout the world, cakes are baked the night before and brought to church to be blessed by the priest.
Watch his video here (in Greek) or visit his website for the full recipes in both Greek and English.