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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!

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duonyte August 08, 2009

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. :-)

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evelyn/athens May 29, 2008
Paximathakia Portokaliou or Orange Sesame Biscotti (Greece)