New Year's cake 2014

Happy 2014!

The custom of Pie is very old, has its roots in a feast that our ancestors in ancient Greece did of "Saturn", the Roman "Saturnalia".
Greek Tradition has various sweet or savory tastes. A key common feature is that all placed inside a coin, usually common, but in some cases gold Constantinato (florin coin) or silver.
The most prevalent, and perhaps the most beloved, is in the form of cake with various spices, nuts, with candied fruit etc. Often written on the pie is the number of the new year.
This year's New Year cake is a delicious cake, sprinkled with lots of icing sugar, almonds and walnuts, and very intense aroma of orange. It is inflatable and very fluffy, white and soft crumb.
Try it!
work: 30′ time: 1h:30′ easy:

Ingredients (12 servings)

  • 300 gr (10.6 oz) fresh butter, from goat and sheep
  • 400 gr (14.1 oz) sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 orange, zest
  • 1 lemon zest
  • 150 gr (5.3 oz) orange juice
  • 150 gr (5.3 oz) milk
  • 350 gr (12.3 oz) flour
  • 20 gr (0.71 oz) baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp soda
  • 1 shot liqueur amaretto
  • 50 gr (1.8 oz) grated walnuts
  • 100 gr (3.5 oz) grated almonds
  • icing sugar for dusting
In the bowl of a fixed mixer put the sugar and butter, which should be at room temperature. Beat well until the mixture is smooth and whitened for 7'-8'.
Meanwhile, cover with foil or greaseproof paper the basis of a hinged form Ø26cm-28cm (Ø10.2-11 inches). Grease and flour well.
Roll the coin (and your desires) in a piece of aluminum foil and place in the base of the form. It is best to put it closer to the perimeter of the form rather than in the center.
In blender crush the nuts, so as to keep a little, do not let them become flour.
When the butter mixture is ready begin to pour one by one the eggs, incorporating it every time in the mixture.
Add the zest of lemon and orange. Stir and begin to add little by little the flour alternately with the orange juice and milk.
Add the baking powder, salt, and baking soda.
Add the amaretto and grated almonds and walnuts.
Pour the beaten mixture into the prepared Vassilopita (New Years cake) form.
Using a metal spatula, lay the wet surface to be flat.
Put the form in a preheated oven at 160°C (320°F, Gas 2.8) and bake for 60 minutes until cooked. We test with a toothpick that comes out clean.
You place it onto a wire base to cool.
Sprinkle with lots of icing.
The melted, fresh, goat sheep butter, traditionally used in buns when it is of good quality and well hit in the mixer gives incredible flavor and moisture to Vasilopita. Makes it very fluffy and light. Do not miss it in spice of the suggestions that weighs flavor preparations.
Try it in the cakes too. It gives flavor.

Zambia Sifaki

1 comment:

  1. Thank-you for all your delicious recipes this past year. Wish you and your family all the best in the New Year!!