Fanouropita: Recipe & Tradition

Fanouropita - literally 'Fanourios Bread' - is a traditional cake baked in the Greek & Cypriot Orthodox community in honour of Saint Fanourios, the saint who 'brings things to light' whether that is a lost key, a job, a new home, whatever. He is not very well known beyond this role and there is little literary evidence for him beyond the means of his martyrdom shown on the icon in his little church in Rhodes (Rhodos). A fortuitous discovery by nomadic pagans, not Christians, brought to light this unheralded saint when a roving band of Arabs, who had pillaged the island of Rhodes … [Read more...]