Karythopita is particularly nice and light. Syrup is added on after it is baked but I usually cut the cake into rectangular shapes and just dip the surface into the syrup and this way the cake is syrupy as its meant to be but retains its soft and moist freshness…
The quantity is for a tray cake. Halve the quantities if you are using a regular cake tin.
You will need:
8 eggs separated
4 tablespoons brandy
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
300g self raising flour
400g walnuts, roughly chopped
And for the syrup, mix all these ingredients together on moderate heat and bring to a rolling boil fi 5 minutes .
150 ml water
150ml orange juice
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup honey
Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
Separate the eggs.
Add the egg yolks and combine.
Add the cinnamon and brandy and mix.
Whisk the egg whites with a pinch of salt until they are stiff.
Fold into the cake mix alternating with flour u till combined.
Bake in a tray at least 5 cm deep for 40 minutes at 180 C.
Cut into squares or diamonds.
Dip the surface into he hot syrup.
Garnish with walnuts.
And if you like this recipe, you may also like my other Greek pastries and kourabiedes recipe
I top orange, cinnamon and mint in cups with a Greek Yoghurt Mousse…..