Combine the water, sugar, orange juice and zest to make the syrup. Once cooked allow to cool completely.
Tear up or crush the dried phyllo sheets into smaller pieces.
Combine the remainder of the portokalopita ingredients in a separate bowl to make the batter.
Pour the batter into the bowl with the torn, dried phyllo pieces.
Mix the dried phyllo pieces along with the batter - ensuring it is mixed well.
Pour the cake batter into baking dish and smooth out the top and bake.
When the portokalopita is cooked, score it lightly and pour the cold syrup over it.
Once cooled and the syrup has been absorbed serve with ice cream.
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