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Greek Food - Recipe: Vasilopita


  Vasilopita
The traditional cake served at New Years.

Ingredients:
1/8 Cup Almonds
2 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Powder
1 Cup Butter (Unsalted, softened)
1/4 Cup Cream
3 Medium Egg (2 whole, 1 separated)
3 1/2 Cup Flour
1 Tablespoon Greek Brandy
1/4 Teaspoon Nutmeg
1 Item Orange peels (Grated)
1 Item Silver Coin (Washed & wrapped in foil)
1 Cup Sugar
  Directions:
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Sift flour and baking powder, set aside.
  • Beat butter until fluffy.
  • Add sugar and cream together about 4 minutes.
  • Add 2 whole eggs and egg yolk, one at a time, while beating.
  • Add flour and baking powder mixture, mixing well with wooden spoon.
  • Then place in foil-wrapped silver coin and stir in as well.
  • Pour batter in into a heavily greased round pan.
  • Arrange the almonds on the cake in a decorative pattern (such as the year or abstract design.)
  • Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes.
  • Remove cake from oven.
  • Beat reserved egg white until white and fluffy.
  • Brush beaten egg white onto cake.
  • Return cake to oven and bake about 15 more minutes, until toothpick inserted into center of cake comes out clean.


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