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These are more similar to a cake than a pie, so I'm not sure where the name comes from. Supposedly, these mini cakes were eaten by Greek warriors when they were traveling. I made these on our last road trip. They kept well as long as they stayed wrapped. The kids loved them. Zaar World Tour 05
- Mix the sugar, butter, eggs and flour together in a bowl until well mixed.
- Shape the dough into about 15 mini balls, flatten them and place them on a cooking sheet.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Place the tray in the oven and let them cook from 30-45 minutes or until brown.
with regard to Amis' question as to why these are called a 'pie' and not a cake. In Greece this would be called a 'pita' which translates into English as pie. Pita in Greek is just generic though for something flat and baked. ;-)
I made a ¼ size recipe of this, since there are only the two of us. The “dough” seemed very runny to me, almost like oatmeal, so I added more sugar and flour to thicken it up to a thick oatmeal state. Then I used a mini ice cream scoop to make as close to balls as possible and baked ½ of what I made. Those turned out really good. I think they might have been even better if I had not tried to thicken the “dough”. The other half of the dough I added about ½ cup more sugar and 2 cups of flour, so that it resembled bread dough. That way, I could try to make miniature balls out of it as the recipe states. These “pies” also tasted really good, but they had a tough texture from the extra flour and the extra mixing I had to do to get the flour worked in. Next time I won’t make any changes, because it seems that my idea of a dough is not what was needed for these “pies”. Let me reiterate: These were very good, and I will be making them again!