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Karidopita Walnut Cake

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Ingredients
  Egg yolks 4
  Sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Orange juice 2 Tablespoon
  Cognac 1 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Ground walnuts 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Fine dry bread crumbs 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Shredded orange peel 1 Teaspoon
  Shredded lemon peel 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Baking powder 1 Teaspoon
  Ground cinnamon 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Ground cloves 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Egg whites 4
  Cream of tartar 1⁄4 Teaspoon
Directions

Beat egg yolks till light; gradually add sugar, beating till thick.
Stir in orange juice and cognac.
Combine nuts, crumbs, peels, baking powder, and spices.
Stir in egg yolk mixture.
Beat egg whites with cream of tartar to stiff peaks.
Fold gently into nut mixture till well distributed.
Bake in a well-greased and lightly floured 8 x 8 x 2-inch baking pan in 350° oven for about 30 minutes.
Cut in small squares.
Serve with whipped cream and shredded orange peel, if desired.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake
Interest: 
Holiday
Ingredient: 
Walnut
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
35 Minutes

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