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Happy New Year'S Cake

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New Year's Cake is an irresistible dessert recipe. Once you try this effortlessly prepared simple recipe at your dinner party, I bet you would surely get a huge fan following.
Ingredients
  Milk 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Eggs 3 , beaten
  Sugar 6 Tablespoon (1/2 Cup Plus 2 Tablespoons)
  Sifted flour 6 Cup (96 tbs)
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Ground mahlepi 1 Tablespoon
  Butter 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs), melted and cooled
  Melted butter 2 Tablespoon
  Lukewarm water 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Beaten egg 1 , beaten
  Sugar 2 Tablespoon
  Sesame seeds 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Yeast 2 Tablespoon (2 Packages)
  Blanched almonds 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
Directions

Scald milk.
Stir in the 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar, salt, and butter.
Cool to lukewarm.
Measure into a bowl the lukewarm water and the 2 tablespoons sugar.
Sprinkle in the yeast.
Let stand until softened, 5 to 10 minutes.
Stir in the lukewarm milk mixture.
Stir in the beaten eggs.
Slowly add and stir in 3 cups of the flour.
Beat until smooth.
Add the mahlepi.
Add and stir in an additional 2 to 3 cups flour.
Turn out dough on a lightly floured board and knead until smooth.
Place dough in a greased bowl and brush top lightly with melted butter.
Cover with a clean towel and let rise in a warm place, free from drafts, until dough has doubled in bulk, about 1 hour and 25 minutes.
Punch down dough and knead lightly.
Form into two 9 inch cakes.
Place in cake pans, cover with a clean towel, and let the cakes rise in a warm place for about 1 hour.
When cakes have risen, brush tops with beaten egg, sprinkle with sesame seeds, and decorate with blanched almonds.
Bake in a 375 degree preheated oven for 40 to 45 minutes or until cakes are a deep golden brown.
Cool.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
Greek
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake

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