A special vasilopita
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A special vasilopita

A recipe for the traditional Greek New Year's cake!

Recipe by ΠΕΤΑΛΟΥΔΙΤΣΑ

Cookpad Greece

Ingredients

  1. 375 g butter
  2. 2 1/2 cups sugar
  3. 4 eggs
  4. 1 cup yogurt
  5. 1 tsp vanilla
  6. 1 level tsp mahleb
  7. 1 tsp ground mastic
  8. zest and juice of 1 large orange
  9. 500 g self rising flour
  10. 1 tsp baking powder

Method

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    Beat the butter until fluffy.

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    Beat the eggs and sugar until fluffy and pale yellow.

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    Fold in the two mixtures together gently.

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    Using a medium speed of the mixer add the rest of the ingredients adding the flour last.

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    Mix well (the batter shouldn't be too firm).

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    Empty into a 30 cm baking tray that you have lined with greaseproof paper brushed with butter.

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    Bake in a preheated oven at 170°C for half an hour using the top and bottom radiant elements and then use the fan until golden brown.

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    As soon as it is baked and has cooled turn it upside down, push in the lucky coin and place it on a platter.

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    Sprinkle with sifted icing sugar and use a syringe with melted chocolate to decorate it with the current year.

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