This recipe is provided by a friend of Greek-Recipe.com, Nikos Lymberopoulos. He enjoys cooking as much as we do and every year he follows this recipe to prepare the traditional New Year’s Eve cake (aka Vasilopita). This one has the scent of Tsoureki (Easter bread) because it has Mahlep.
(Source:http://jaynes-greek-recipes.4t.com). Kourabiedes and melomakarona are the most popular Greek Sweets cooked on Christmas.
Author’s note: These cakes are traditionally served at Christmas. Unlike other recipes for melomakarona, these are soft and not dipped into syrup. Syrup is poured over them.
Author’s note: These cakes are traditionally served at Christmas.
This recipe comes from my neighbor, Andonia. I have a distinct
memory of her beating the oil and sugar into the flour until it
dissolved using her middle finger and forefinger as a beater –
though a spoon will do.