By Sydney Mike on May 22, 2008
"Who says the Greeks didn't borrow anything from the Romans (or at least the Greeks from the Italians!)? This very tasty treat is pronounced 'Pahk-see-mah-THAHK-yah' in Greek, & the original recipe, which I've cut back considerably, made 10 dozen of these little buggers! Because these paximathakia are made without eggs & butter, they can be stored (after cooling COMPLETELY!) for up to 2 months in airtight plastic containers, & can be frozen. Preparation time does not include time needed for the slices to completely between the two baking sessions or at the end of the last baking time!"
Serving Size: 1 (33 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 60
"These are a really nice treat. Orange plus sesame gives a very exotic feel to these little bits. Olive oil isn't usually thought of in terms of sweets, but it really works well. I made about half the recipe, and following evelyn/athen's suggestion, increased the baking powder just a touch. Thanks for a lovely treat!"
"Very nice paximadaki, with a good, pronounced orange flavour. I scaled down to 1 dozen, and based on the numbers I got, would up the baking powder slightly to get a slightly lighter paximadi. I liked the addition of the sesame seeds - which is VERY Greek. BTW, Mike. The Greeks did not borrow this recipe from the Romans. Paximadia have been made in this country for millennia. :-)"