Karydopita is Greek walnut cake, flavored with cinnamon and made with olive oil.

Karydopita

 

Karydopita
Serves 10
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Syrup
  1. ¾ cup sugar
  2. ½ cup Greek honey
  3. 1 cup water
  4. 4 cloves
  5. 1 tbsp lemon juice
Rest
  1. 2 ½ cups finely ground walnuts
  2. ¾ cup plain dry bread crumbs
  3. ¼ cup sifted all-purpose flour
  4. 2 tsp baking powder
  5. 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  6. ½ tsp ground cloves
  7. 1 tsp grated orange zest
  8. 5 tbsp butter
  9. ¼ cup sugar
  10. 4 egg, separated, plus 2 whites
  11. ¼ cup milk
Instructions
  1. Simmer syrup ingredients over medium heat for 5 minutes. Strain and cool.
  2. Stir together walnuts, crumbs, flour, baking powder, cinnamon, cloves, and orange rind.
  3. Beat butter and sugar at high speed until fluffy. Add 1 egg yolk at a time and beat after each addition. Beat in half the nut mixture and enough to keep the mixture moist.
  4. Whip the egg whites to firm peaks. Fold egg whites and remaining nut mixture into batter. Pour into a buttered 22,5 or 25 cm (9 – 10 inch) springform pan. Bake in preheated oven at 180°C (350°F)for about 40 minutes, or until set.
  5. Remove pan from oven and place on a wire rack. Pour the cool syrup over the hot cake, cover it with a cloth and let it cool in pan. Cut into diamonds or wedges and serve.
Greek Food - Greek Cooking - Greek Recipes by Diane Kochilas //www.dianekochilas.com/
 

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