Description

Fitoura

Fitoura or Fritoura as it is also known, is the traditional sweet of Zakynthos served on the great island celebration on Agios Dionisios name day.

Ingredients
4 cups thick semolina
12 cups warm water
1/4 tsp salt
sugar and cinnamon to garnish
1 cup olive oil for frying

Method
Boil the water with salt. Bring to the boil, add semolina, little by little, while stirring constantly until the wooden ladle can stand upright (a cream not too thick nor too watery is desirable). Oil the trays and put the dough on it. Spread it with a ladle so that the surface is smooth. If you wish, add very little oil on top. After 12 hrs when the dough is cold use a knife to cut rhombus-shaped pieces, same as with galaktompoureko. In a little hot oil, add the pieces and fry them on both sides. Be careful not to use too much oil, just add a bit when needed. In this way fitoura has a nice crust. Sprinkle sugar and cinnamon on top.