|Wishing everyone a Happy, Healthy and Peaceful New Year! Sending my love to you all!!!|
|Keep going, the recipe is at the end of the post.... I had a lot to say...|
|My wonderful nephew Alex was the lucky winner of the coin this year!!!|
- In a large bowl add all the dry ingredients and mix them well.
- Add the egg whites and mix gently.
- Add the butter and mix gently.
- Place into a greased 10 inch spring-form pan that's resting on a baking sheet.
- Take a clean coin such as a quarter and wrap it in aluminum foil. Drop the coin into the batter.
- Bake at preheated 350º F for ½ hour, lower to 325º F and bake for another ½ hour to 45 minutes depending on the oven. Don’t open the oven door for at least the first half hour.
- Let cool and remove from the pan. Decorate the top with powdered sugar, and tie a pretty ribbon around it until it's time to cut it. I added some melted white chocolate and chocolate chips on top just to make it fancier.
- This vasilopita is very easy and quick to make, and it tastes really good too. The recipe is from chef Parliaros, who is a Greek master pastry chef. I don't understand how he can work with all that sugar and butter and stay so thin. But, he says that if you have small portions of everything the calories are less significant. Below I include the You Tube video in which he and his sous chef make this recipe. The video is in Greek, but even if you don't understand Greek you can get a general idea of how he makes the vasilopita. The amounts for the ingredients are given in the metric system, and chef weighs everything. I weighed everything also, and then I converted the amounts to to cups. Do you see that tiny crack on the chef's vasilopita? Mine had a crack also, only it was much larger and deeper. Truth to tell, that's why I covered the top with both powdered sugar and melted white chocolate. The melted chocolate covered the crack beautifully, and made the vasilopita look pretty fantastic too. What can I say? My vasilopita may get a crack, but my cheese cakes never do! How about that???
- Signing off now, and once again I wish you a happy and healthy 2013!