Karydopida

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Cake

1 cup of oil

6 eggs

1 cup of sugar

1 cup of milk

2 cups of all purpose flour

4 teaspoons of baking powder

1 teaspoon of baking soda

2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoons of ground cloves

1/4 teaspoon of salt

1 cup of chopped walnuts

Mix all the ingredients in a bowl until they form a smooth, light brown mixture. The mixture will be thin, but don’t add any more flour to make it thicker. It is supposed to have a thin consistency.

Spread it in a 9×13 in. pan.

Bake at 350 F for 45 min

 

Syrup

1 cup of sugar

1/2 cup of honey

1.5 cups of orange juice (low pulp or pulp free)

1/4 teaspoon of ground cloves

1 stick of cinnamon (if you don’t have a cinnamon stick, add 1/2 a teaspoon of ground cinnamon)

While the cake is in the oven, prepare the syrup. Place all the ingredients in a pot and cook it on medium heat until it boils. Stir occasionally.

Leave it to cool down.

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Garnish

1 cup of chopped walnuts

1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon

Pinch of cloves

1 teaspoon of powdered sugar

Mix all the ingredients in a bowl, while the cake is baking. Make sure that the walnuts are evenly coated with the powdered sugar.

After the cake bakes, leave it to cool for a little bit.

Poke holes in it. I used the end of a wooden spoon to make the holes

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Pour the syrup over the cake. Spread it evenly, so that it pours down the holes.

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Finally, sprinkle the garnish over the top of the cake evenly to cover the holes.

 

Thoughts

Karydopida is a Greek pastry that I fell in love with a couple of years ago when I tried it at a Greek food festival. I decided that I have to find a recipe and make it myself. It is a delicious and unique cake. Its flavor is unlike any other. The cinnamon, cloves, honey, and orange juice provide a holiday flavor to it. While it has multiple parts to it, it is not difficult to make. I highly recommend trying it this holiday season.

My family and I really enjoy this pastry. I hope you do too. Once you make it, put your thoughts on it in the comments.

Enjoy 🙂

 

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8 Comments Add yours

  1. Mayasbeehive says:

    the recipe is simple but yet delicious!:) thanks for sharing:)

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    1. Let me know how you like it 🙂 I think it is amazing!

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      1. Mayasbeehive says:

        ok(: I also think so:)

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  2. Looks good, will give it a try. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Let me know how you like it!

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  3. Vietnam Travel & Culture says:

    Reblogged this on Vietnam Travel & Culture – American Edition.

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  4. what kind of oil? I’m not keen on Canola, but rather use Walnut oil. What would you recommend?

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