Thursday, April 23, 2009

The Feast of St. George and Melachrino Cake

Last year for the Feast of St. George, Emma prepared a tea for her grandparents and lamented that we did not have a dragon cookie cutter. Well, we still don't. However, in our 2009 liturgical calendar, "A Catholic Calendar of Culinary Customs," there is a recipe for Melachrino Cake that we are going to try. It says that it is an old Greek recipe traditionally associated with St. George. This recipe requires 2 cups of semolina flour and two tablespoons of brandy, though, so I will have to make a road trip to procure it: we live in a dry county, and I don't think I've seen semolina in our two little grocery stores.

The brandy is used to make a syrup with orange rind, lemon juice, sugar, water, and a cinnamon stick. The hot syrup is poured over the cake and allowed to soak in. Sounds yummy.

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