This simple, easy to whip together cake is made in honor of St. Fanourios, the patron saint of lost things. The day before St. Fanourios day, one can imagine the scent of baking cakes filling kitchens everywhere. They are taken to church the following day, where they are blessed and then shared among the people. A fanouropita can be made any time of year when something is lost such as a ring, a lover or even when a mind is in search of an answer. This cake is ideal during the fasting period, as it has no eggs and no butter.
—From Food From Many Greek Kitchens by Tessa Kiros/Andrews McMeel Publishing