Karithopita Greek Walnut Cake Recipe

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   Recipe from the first lady in 1975, Mrs. Gerald Ford and a Recipe from the Vice Presidents wife in 1975, Mrs. Nelson Rockefeller.

Enjoy recipes from an old cookbook made years ago from a rural community plus a recipe from the White House during that time.

Karithopita Greek Walnut Cake Recipe

Karithopita Greek Walnut Cake

   Ingredients required
1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
6 eggs, separated
one cup flour, sifted
one teaspoon baking powder
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup coarsely chopped walnuts, topping
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
1 cup honey
1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
rum or lemon flavoring

Preheat oven 350 degrees

Instructions for Karithopita Greek Walnut Cake Recipe

   Cream butter and sugar. Add egg yolks, one at a time. Beat until light. Beat egg whites until stiff. Fold into mixture. Combine dry ingredients, except course nuts and fold into mixture carefully. Stir in walnuts. Turn into greased 10 x 14 x 2 inch pan. Sprinkle with the coarse nuts. Baked about 1/2 hour, until done. Remove from oven and while hot pour cool syrup over it. Cut into diamond shapes. Serves 24. Syrup: Boil sugar with water until thick medium consistency. Add one cup of honey and cinnamon. Stir in 1/3 cup light rum if desired or boil syrup with a slice of lemon in it. Let stand a couple hours before serving.

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Baking Abbreviations
tsp. - teaspoon
Tbsp. - tablespoon
C. - cup
pt. - pint
qt. - quart
pk. - peck
bu. - bushel
oz. - ounce, ounces
lb. - pound, pounds
sq. - square
min. - minute, minutes
hr. - hour, hours
mod. - moderate, moderately
doz. - dozen
Simplified Measures
dash - less than 1/8 teaspoon
3 teaspoons = 1 tablespoon
16 tablespoon = 1 cup
1 cup = 1/2 pint
2 cups = 1 pint
2 pints (4 cups) = 1 quart
4 quarts(liquid) = 1 gallon
8 quarts(solid) = 1 peck
4 pecks = 1 bushel
16 ounces = 1 pound
2 tablespoon = 1/4 cup
5 1/3 tablespoons = 1/3 cup
8 tablespoons = 1/2 cup
10 2/3 tablespoons = 2/3 cup
12 tablespoons = 3/4 cup
14 tablespoons = 7/8 cup