1.01.2012

Vassilopitta / New Year's Cake

Vassilopitta / New Year's Cake

IHCC Tessa Kiros ButtonHappy New Year, everyone. Let's start 2012 with a little cake for breakfast.


Vassilopitta / New Year's Cake

Adapted from Griechenland in meiner K├╝che / Food from many Greek Kitchens by Tessa Kiros

For a 7-inch springform (double all ingredients for an 11-inch springform and bake for 50-60 minutes)

Ingredients:

225 g flour
1 1/2 tsp backing powder
dash of salt
100 g soft butter
150 g sugar *
2 eggs
zest of one lemon and one orange
2 Tbsp rum
90 ml milk
50 g slivered almonds

* Used about 120 g honey.

Method:

Beat butter and sugar until foamy. Add the eggs one at a time. Add backing powder, salt, zests and rum. Alternately add small quantities of flour and milk. Fold in the almonds. Transfer to a springform lined with parchment paper and bake for about 45 minutes until a skewer comes out clean.

6 comments:

Kim said...

I'm so happy someone chose this recipe for the new year. I think the flavors would be wonderful together and it looks gorgeous. Happy New Year!

Deb in Hawaii said...

This cake looks like the perfect New Year's breakfast!
;-)

Jeanne said...

Cake for breakfast is a brilliant idea. Happy New Year!

luckybunny said...

Looks lovely!

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

New Year's Cake! Sounds wonderful, perfect with a nice (spiked) cup of coffee.

Couscous & Consciousness said...

Vassilopitta is a cake I've been meaning to try for ages. I am waiting patiently for my copy of Food From Many Greek Kitchens to arrive in the mail - I will definitely be bookmarking this recipe when it arrives.
Sue :-)