‘Vassilopita’ – New Year’s cake with ginger

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What happens when something comes to an end? How do you feel when you think of ‘the end’? The end of a relationship, the end of a friendship, the end of a movie, the end of the year. A lot of different ‘ends’. The truth is that ‘the end’ is the absolutely natural progress of things and situations. It’s necessary condition for change. And change is the only certain thing that will come in our lives. 2017 had a lot of ‘the end’ for me. It wasn’t always easy and some times it was even sad. However, now that I think of the end of 2017 itself, what I will pursue for 2018 is for all these ‘the ends’ to be more frequent. I want this New Year to be more difficult and challenging, to be another year with intense happiness, new experiences, lots of love. And the same goes for you all. Happy New Year!

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the recipe

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ingredients

  • 200gr. butter
  • 200gr. sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 340gr. flour
  • 100gr. walnuts
  • 100gr. fresh orange juice
  • 3tsp. liquor or cognac
  • 20gr. baking powder
  • 2tsp. ginger
  • 2tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2tsp. cloves
  • 1/2tsp. spice
  • skin of an orange
  • a bit of powder sugar and pomegranate seeds to serve
  • 1 coin wrapped in foil

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directions

  • Preheat your over at 170 C and butter a 24cm. round cake pan.
  • Use your blender to smash the walnuts in thin powder.
  • Beat the butter and sugar for 5′ and add the eggs.
  • Add liquor, ginger, cinnamon, cloves and orange skin.
  • Add the flour little by little, the baking powder and mix well.
  • In the end add the walnut powder and then the orange juice and beat a little more.
  • Put the bater in the pan and slightly squeeze the covered coin in it so that it’s not shown anymore. Bake for 45′-50′ and let the cake in the oven to rest for another 2′-3′.
  • Take it out of the oven and let it rest for another 10′.
  • Sprinkle with powder sugar, decorate with some pomegranate seeds and..

Enjoy and good luck!

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Tips!

  • According to your taste you can add some more ginger and cinnamon.

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. mistimaan says:

    So yummy it is 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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