Cakes

Greek vasilopita (special cake for New Year’s Eve with a hidden coin which gives good luck to the re

Every now and then we need to make some sweet for special occasions but we need it simple, delicious and as healthy as possible... If you want to make something tasty but harmless and fun to make with children, here is one recipe.

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The ingredients you will need:
2 cups of self-rising flour or 2 of cups all-purpose flour with 1 tea spoon of baking powder
1 cup of olive oil (no butter but still delicious, I promise, and extra healthy!)
2 cups of sugar
5 eggs
1 cup of freshly squeezed orange juice
orange zest (about two tea spoons)
100 gr of ground walnuts
confectioner’s (icing) sugar for decoration
(optional) 1 lucky coin (well cleaned and wrapped in foil!)
1.First preheat your over to 350 F (180 Celsius). 2.Beat the eggs and sugarwith an electric mixer on high speed for about 5 -6 minutes or until the mixture has thickened and turned into a very pale whitish colour. 3.Add the olive oil and the orange juice. 4.Now stop and add the flour and beat in low speed until it’s incorporated. 5.Add with a spatula the ground nuts. 6.Put the mixture into the round pan (in which you have first put a round piece of parchment paper at the bottom) 7.Bake for about 75 minutes. 8.After the cake has cooled completely, push the coin inside at random from below (so it doesn’t show). Whoever finds it will have a lucky year! 9.Turn the cake around and sprinkle on top as much confectioner’s sugar as you like. Enjoy ! Kali orexi! G.CH-K
Nutritions

Calories
430

Sodium
284mg
11% DV

Fat
20g
31% DV

Protein
6g
12% DV

Carbs
52g
17% DV

Fiber
2g
8% DV

Skip store-bought cans, because you can't beat the sweet, savory and smoky taste of homemade baked beans with bacon and molasses. The old-fashioned beans cook slowly in the oven for hours, developing a rich, thick sauce. Baked beans from scratch are the perfect side dish for your next cookout or potluck, and a simple lunch or dinner entrée when paired with cornbread or Boston brown bread!

1 lb. dried navy or Great Northern beans
1/2 lb. bacon
1 medium onion
1/2 c ketchup
3/4 c molasses
2 T apple cider vinegar
2 t dry mustard
2 c chicken broth
kosher salt and black pepper
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  • Place beans in a large bowl or pot. Cover with water by 2 inches. Cover and let stand overnight. Drain and rinse the beans.
  • Place the beans in a large pot and cover with fresh water (about 1...
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Nutritions

Calories
461

Sodium
983mg
40% DV

Fat
12g
19% DV

Protein
13g
26% DV

Carbs
73g
24% DV

Fiber
8g
34% DV