KAREDOPETA - GREEK WALNUT AND HONEY DESSERT

 

  • Cooking Time: 45
  • Servings: 12
  • Preparation Time:

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup butter
  • 1 Cup sugar
  • 8 Eggs, seperated
  • 4 Cups finely chopped walnuts
  • 2 Teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 Teaspoons baking powder
  • 3 Cups sifted flour
  • 1/4 Cup coarsely chopped walnuts
  • Syrup:
  • 1 Cup sugar
  • 1/2 Cup water
  • 1 Cup honey
  • 1/2 Teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 Tablespoons dark rum

Directions

  • 1. Beat the butter and the sugar until fluffy.
  • 2. Add egg yolks and beat with electric beater until very light.
  • 3. Fold in stiffly beaten egg whites.
  • 4. Combine the 4 cups walnuts, cinnamon, baking powder and flour.
  • 5. Fold into butter-sugar-egg mixture until blended.
  • 6. Turn into two buttered 9 x 9 inch cake pans.
  • 7. Sprinkle the 1/4 cup walnuts on top.
  • 8. Bake in a pre-heated 350ºF oven for 45 minutes.
  • 9. Cool in cake pans on cake racks for 1 hour.
  • Sauce:
  • 1. Boil together sugar and water until the syrup spins a thread or until a candy thermometer inserted registers 230ºF.
  • 2. Stir in honey, cinnamon and rum.
  • Cut the baked product into diamond shaped pieces.
  • Cover with hot syrup and let stand 8 hours to allow the syrup to permeate.

Notes

Karedopeta is a delicious and easy dessert and is a great companion with any Greek meal.

Categories: Greek 

Author Credit: The United Nations Cookbook

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