You should not put this dessert in the refrigerator. It can keep for a few days outside the refrigerator, assuming you can gather enough will power not to eat it all at once. Some oil will start to drain off after a day or so, but this is to be expected. Just make sure you don't leave the dessert on your favourite tablecloth!
The recipe doubles, halves etc. nicely as long as you keep the proportion of the ingredients.
I have seen variations on this dessert using any kind of fat imaginable, ranging from cooking fat to olive oil or butter, though I've only tried it with olive oil.
Kriton Kyrimis Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, USA princeton!kyrimisRecipe last modified: 12 Nov 86
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