Karydopita (walnut cake with syrup)

Hope everyone had a lovely Christmas.

If you are looking for a  dessert for the new year here is my recipe for Karydopita.

This gorgeous cake is perfect for any special occasion.  The blend of cinnamon, walnuts and honey make this cake irresistible.  It is very typical of Greek cakes.

Happy New Year to all…Mary x

Karydopita (Watnut cake with syrup)

70 grams unsalted butter
150 grams castor sugar
3 eggs separated
70 grams self raising flour
70 grams semolina
1 teaspoon cinnamon
150 grams finely chopped walnuts
½ cup full fat milk
2 cups water
1 cup castor sugar
lemon zest
4 cloves

Cream butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl, add yolks and combine.  Add flour, semolina, cinnamon and mix well.  Add walnuts and milk.  Whisk egg whites until light and fluffy and fold into mixture.

Pour into a baking dish which has been lightly buttered and cook in an oven at 200 oC for about 45 minutes, or until cooked.

In a small saucepan pour the water, sugar and add lemon zest, simmer for about 10 minutes.  Pour over the cake carefully.  Leave for about an hour then cut into pieces.

Serve at room temperature or cold.

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