Sweet booties


Dad came from the village, and we caught up once again, the years of occupation… These conversations have been talked about a thousand times, and I always enjoy Dad telling me, what he has lived and what he has faced. Grandmother Panagiota with so many children, how poor they were, and how worthy a housewife she was. How many times have I heard my dad tell me that one day while he was walking on the street, a truck with Italians loaded was passing by. They saw him small, thin… and an Italian called him "PICOLO… E… PICOLO…" and offered him food in a metal pot. He ate it quickly and gave the utensil back ... but the spoon remained in his hand. The Italians left and my dad ran home scared. In his hands he held the spoon left to him by the Italians. Upon entering the house he gave it to my grandmother… who noticed that the spoon on it had engraved the German swastika. The spoon was from the German army μου My grandmother often made bombs. When he had sugar or petimezi, he also made sweet bobota. He put nuts or raisins… whatever he had… with a little cinnamon. When they had sweet bobota… they had a party !!! So, on the grandmother's recipe we will make a sweet bobota, so that dad can eat too, to remember his childhood….


  • 250 g corn flour
  • 100 g flour
  • 200 g sugar
  • 120 g water
  • 90 g olive oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 60 g of orange juice
  • 1 baking powder
  • 1 vanilla.
  • ½ κ γ cinnamon
  • A pinch of salt
  • Powder for sprinkling


  1. In a bowl, beat the eggs very well with the oil and sugar.
  2. In another bowl we have mixed the flours after we have sifted them, the salt, the baking powder and the cinnamon. Flour the raisins and add them, as well as the porridge with the eggs. Add the orange juice.
  3. We take the shape of the cake, with the flat bottom (TAIAKI), or a pan around 25-28 cm. Butter the form and flour. Shake off the excess flour. Pour in the porridge, and bake in a preheated oven at 180The in the air until golden brown.
  4. When we take it out of the oven, we wait for it to cool, unmold it and sprinkle with icing.

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