A few years ago, portokalopita suddenly went viral, as the expression goes. It appeared in various forms in practically every bakery around Greece. Bakers I asked could not say where the recipe comes from. My husband offered a plausible, if slightly cynical, explanation: “A novice, probably frustrated cook who couldn’t manage to make a decent pie and ended up with torn-up phyllo pieces decided to dump them into the batter,” he said. And he is probably right!
In my recipe, I a