Vaselopitta (Greek New Year’s Bread)



Vaselopitta (Greek New Year’s Bread)

1 cup (2 sticks) butter

2 cups sugar

6 eggs

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 cup milk

3 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

1/2 teaspoon almond extract


1/4 cup slivered almonds

2 tablespoons sugar

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 9- or 10-inch springform pan.

Beat butter and sugar with an electric mixer for 5 minutes, until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, mixing well. In another bowl, whisk the flour with the baking powder and soda and stir into the batter alternately with the milk. Add the lemon juice almond extract. Pour into the prepared pan.

Bake 30 minutes. Sprinkle the almonds and sugar over the cake and return it to oven for 10 to 20 minutes, until it tests done. Cool on a rack for 10 minutes before removing springform.

Serve warm, with a coin wrapped in foil inserted from the bottom. Makes 12 servings.

Source: Linda Cicero’s Cook’s Corner

Per serving: 454 calories (40 percent from fat), 20.2 g fat (11 g saturated, 6 g monounsaturated), 136 mg cholesterol, 7.8 g protein, 62 g carbohydrate, 1.2 g fiber, 354 mg sodium.

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