This much lighter festive bread is a very interesting variety of the traditional raisin bread (stafidopsomo). This version comes from Mykonos, and was given to me by Anna Sigala, my neighborhood baker. She got it from her grandmother.
My mother and father hated raisin bread because, for a period during the 1930s, the Greek government made it compulsory for everyone buying any kind of bread to buy some raisin bread, too. The Ministry of Agriculture had bought