ST.BASIL'S NEW YEARS CAKE
Nancy J. Patrykus
I have a wonderful friend with a Greek heritage (and a Red Hatter)so I am putting this recipe on JAP, for Connie.
Will you win the GOOD LUCK coin ?
Can't hurt to try,and also to taste a great traditional ethnic cake. HAPPY NEW YEAR!
For more information on "ST.BASIL the GREAT" go to WWW.//Theologic.com/oflweb/feasts
1 Tbspbutter- for greasing pan
2 Tbspsugar- for sprinkling
2 tspbaking powder
1/2 tspbaking soda
1 Tbspfresh lemon juice
1/4 cslivered almonds
1cleaned and aluminum wrapped coin..a quarter works good
How to Make ST.BASIL'S NEW YEARS CAKE
- Preheat oven to 350.
Grease a 10 inch round cake pan,with the butter.
- In a medium bowl,cream the butter and sugar together until light in color.
Stir in the flour and mix until the batter resembles coarse bread crumbs.
Add the eggs one at a time, blending each one in well.
- In a small bowl combine the baking powder,and milk, add to the batter and mix well.
Finally combine the lemon juice and baking soda in a small bowl, add to the cake batter and mix well.
Pour into the greased pan, insert the foil wrapped coin, and bake for 20 minutes.
- Remove the cake from the oven, sprinkle with nuts and 2 Tabl. sugar over the cake, then return to the oven and bake for another20-30 minutes until the cake springs to the touch.
Allow to cool on a rack for 10 minutes, then invert the pan onto a cake plate.
- Ideally the cake should be served warm, each person gets a slice of the cake, starting with the most senior member!
Members of the Greek Orthodox Church believe that whoever gets the coin is blessed.