Jan 1, 2015

The BEST Vasilopita recipe U have EVER seen...

THIS is how 2015 looks like !!! 

Pistachios & Nutella are the key ingredients that upgrade this traditional Greek Vasilopita* 
a New Year's festive cake that is embellished with a charm, thought to bring good luck to the person that it is served & finds it.
1.4.U has the recipe & shares it with U 
If we can make it... So can U !!! 

the BEST VASILOPITA recipe ever !!!


325 grams of butter

265 grams of powdered sugar

4 large or 5 medium eggs

1/2 cup of milk

1/4 cup of rum or brandy

Juice & grated peel of 1 large orange 

1/4 teaspoon of ground nutmeg 

1/4 teaspoon of ground machlepi

1 vanilla pod sliced & beans removed 

80 grams of ground unsalted nuts ( walnut or almond or pistachio) 

450 grams of all-purpose flour

1 heaping tablespoon of baking powder

1 teaspoon of corn flour 


- pre-heat oven to 170 degrees Celsius & cut a piece of wax paper, wet it under running water, strain it & dress a medium cake pan letting it hang over the sides (this will help U unmold) 

- mix the last three ingredients in a bowl & set aside 

-  whip the softened butter & sugar until light & fluffy

- add the grated orange peel & vanilla & nutmeg & machlepi 

- add the eggs, one at a time, whipping after each addition & the the orange juice, milk & alcohol 

- finally add the flour mixture & the ground nuts... Mixing only until combined 

- pour mixture into the cake pan & don't forget to add a coin wrapped in aluminum foil before U place it in the oven to bake for approximately 45 minutes OR until a knife comes out clean when inserted in the middle of the cake
- remove the cake & let cool

- garnish with Nutella or chocolate icing... icing sugar or vanilla spread... & don't forget that marmalade looks good too !!!  
Add sprinkles & candies... 
& last BUT NOT least... 
2015 crowns the top of the cake... Making it a VASILOPITA Just 4 U !!!