Beyond Me

I think this is a recipe written in Greek.

I'm hoping the internet can tell me for sure.

Found in "Beyond Magazine," Vol. 3 #17: January, 1970

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  1. My fiancee, who is a bit of a language freak confirms that it is Greek, but sadly doesn't know enough to translate.

  2. One should use an 11x13 pan and cook at 375 degrees, whatever it is!

  3. Yes it is Greek. A recipe of a very common and delicious dessert familiar to all grown up in Greece. And yes, for us who have tasted and loved it, this brings oh, so many memories from home!

  4. What a treasure!! I know so many people who would LOVE to find such mysteries like that.

  5. I only know a little greek, and her handwriting and shorthand are a bit baffling to me, but you're looking at a recipe for Ravani:

    I can make out her ingredients, but the main text of the recipe is beyond me. Anyway, it calls for:

    5 eggs
    1 1/3 cup(?) sugar
    1/2 cup water
    1 1/3 cup semolina flour
    2 lemons, the (peel? zest?) only
    2 tsp(?) vanilla
    1 cup flour

    at the end of the recipe, the sauce:

    2 cups sugar
    juice of 1/2 lemon
    3 cups water

    Good luck!

  6. Awesome.

    Thanks very much, SPH.

    Now I want to eat that.

  7. That is awesome! I would love to try whatever it ends up being. I wish I knew Greek so I could help you out. It looks like a delicious recipe, whatever it is.
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