Karidopita!A traditional Greek dessert.A winter dessert with a nice syrup,
great with a cup of coffee or tea! I also like it with ice cream!
I had a problem with it in the past! I never liked the strong flavor of baking soda used.I would never make it just because of that.
Well if you don’t like something and you can do something about it, just go ahead and make the change!
Replacing the soda with baking powder and a touch of baking soda works so much better for me!
Now I don’t feel the strong scent of the soda and I like Karidopita again.
You can serve it with ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream and it’s delicious.
Here is what you will need for the amazing Karidopita,
1½ cups flour
2 tbsp Semolina
½ cup sugar
½ tsp cinnamon
½ tsp cloves
¼ cup brandy
½ cup oil
Juice of 1/2 lemon
½ tsp soda
½ tsp baking powder
½ cup milk
1 cup walnuts
For the syrup
1½ cups water
1 cup sugar
1 tbsp honey
1 tbsp of lemon juice
1 cinnamon stick
Boil all ingredients together for 6-7 min. Let cool for a few min and add slowly over the cool karidopita.
Here is how to make the cake
With your mixer beat egg whites until nice and thick,
In another bowl beat together the egg yolks and sugar, beat for about 10 min or until nice and fluffy. To this mixture we add slowly the oil with the juice of the lemon, slowly adding the milk, dissolve the soda in the brandy and add to the mixture.
Add the dry ingredients, and last we add the egg whites by folding them gently into the mixture with a spatula!
Bake the Karidopita in a preheated oven at 350 for about 40-45 min. Just remember to score the Karidopita and always add warm syrup to cool cake slowly, not all at once, the cake will become muddy if we are not careful. Give it time to absorb all the syrup!
Just remember to score the Karidopita before adding the syrup and always add warm syrup to cool cake slowly, not all at once, the cake will become muddy if we are not careful.
Give it time to absorb all the syrup! And it will!