Monday, 2 June 2008

Walnut cake from Greece





When I saw this delicious Greek Walnut cake in Peter's blog Kalofagas - Greek Food & Beyond I knew I would make them as they looked so good.If you want to make this cake your self you can get the recipie from here.
If you have not visited this Haven of Greek food blog, then you are missing all the delicious food is prepared there.This recipie is from his mom.

While mixing the 10 whole eggs and the sugar i was in reall panic as i though it looked really runny and it was not looking like it will get into a soft peak.So in the panic I mailed him ( hoping that he will check the mail) saying weather he wrote the recipie correct, if it was just egg yolks or full eggs I had to use.

He send a mail back in few minuted saying the recipe is correct just I've to beat the mixture for 10 minutes.While all these going on my daughter just came back from her school and I send her immidietly to the near by bakers ( they sell eggs and butter too) and told her to buy 6 eggs thinking I will have to start all over again.
See one should not panic, just do exactly as in the recipie.

The cake was really delicious, when it was almost cool, my daughter and I had a piece ( we coudn't wait). After the first bite she said yumm this cake is delicious.
I also got this wonderful from Uma of Essence of Andhra. Thankyou Uma.
I would like to pass it to Arfi Binsted of HomeMades , Ruth Elkin of Ruth's Kitchen Experiments , Srivalli of Cooking 4 all season.and Jayashree of My Experiment with food the list can go on and on, but most of you have this award :-)

Sending the to Ruth for her
I am also sending this to this months Monthly Mingle hosted by Manasi of Fun and Food.I didn't know we could send cakes , but she said i can send this to her for the event to my delight. Thankyou Manasi for hosting the event.


Stage were there was panic


On the way to oven


Soaking up all the sugar syrup
If you want the recipe click here

56 comments:

Peter M said...

Happy, the Karydopita looks fabulous and I'm delighted that it was so well liked. Thank you for trying his Greek classic and sharing with us all.

Laavanya said...

Glad to hear that it all worked out... I have had that horrible feeling of panic a few times. Cake looks perfect.

Asha said...

My stand mixer has become my soul mate these days. I even make chapati and rotti dough with that now!:D
Cake looks fabulous, moist and yummy!:)
Y'day I made some more Cinnrolls and with cream cheese frosting my son was craving and updated the photo!:))
Is S almost done with school? My kids have one more week, 11th is the last day.I will be off for more than a month this Summer. Stripping all the wall papers in the bathroom s and painting fresh. Might get a new kitchen too!:)

Suma Rajesh said...

this recipe is new to me.....its mouthwatering....i luv to have the with whipped cream..yummy

sireesha said...

Cake looks so fabulous and mouth watering .........

Maria said...

Happy Cook this looks absolutely amazing and delish!

Maria
x

Jeena said...

When I clicked on your blog and saw this cake and the word walnut I had a feeling it was Peters recipe. I too saw this cake and thought it looks amazing.

You did a great job Happy it looks really tasty. :-)

Cham said...

Oh 10 eggs ! I love walnut cake too, it came out so delicious ur cake after all.

Uma said...

Yummy cake, HC! Congrats on the well deserved award too.

Rachel said...

Wow that looks perfect...I love the look of the crumb.

Swati: Sugarcraft India said...

A delicious and moist cake Happy Cook.. a great recipe you picked!!

Miri said...

Wow! looks delicious !!! moist and melt in your mouth!

Aparna said...

This is new to me. It looks so moist and crumby. And the spices must make for a great taste.
Just one question, does the cake have an "eggy" flavour?

Rosie said...

Oh Happy you have done Peter proud that cake looks delicious!!

Congrats on your award you truly do deserve this :)

Rosie x

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

I love Greek recipes a lot. Ur cake looks YUM!. It has a lovely dense looks. Nice pictures..

Arfi Binsted said...

Happy dear, thanks for the award! That cake sounds great! I should be walking around to try out recipes from Greece, I suppose. This could be the very start :)

Cakelaw said...

Oh yum, Happy Cook! I saw this recipe on Peter's site, and thought it looked good too.

indosungod said...

My mouth is watering just looking at it which it rarely does for non-spicy things :)

Jeena said...

Hi happy there is something waiting for you at my blog. :-D

Ruth Elkin said...

HC, great work on this recipe!!!! It looks fantastic - I would love share of that!

Thank you for the award (I'll add it to my blog asap) and thank you for submitting this to the Bookmarked Recipes Round up

TBC said...

It looks nice and moist but I could never bring myself to use that many eggs in one recipe.

You have done a nice job!

delhibelle said...

the cake looks so delicious and moist..great find !

Ti said...

it looks so yummy, im sure if i make this too my hubby will love it :)

Cynthia said...

Oh my goodness you have made it exactly like Peter's! I bow with deep respect. Cake looks moist and delicious.

Srivalli said...

F, thats one lovely cake..but 10 eggs..:)..of course with that many you are bound to be panicky!..but good it came out well!...

congrats on the award and thanks for thinking of me...

and another note..Dosa mela is over, now its roti mela!..hehehe..

Jaya said...

Happy,
it looks so soft and moist ....
hugs and smiles
Jaya

Jayashree said...

That's a lot of eggs, girl.....but the end result looks good.
Congrats on the award and thank u for passing it on to me.

sowmya said...

they looks absolutely gorgeous...must have tasted great too...

Sia said...

that cake liiks moist and delicious HC. 10 eggs!!! my goodness:)

Cooking and the City said...

Happy Cook your cake looks wonderful, so moist & delicious :-)

I Cook4Fun said...

This cake looks really soft and moist. Its on my to bake list now. I can't wait to try it :)

Prajusha said...

happy,
Congrats on the award.walnut cake looks wonderful..great effort..

Maheswari said...

Looks so yummy..so moist..i love walnuts on anything...

Happy cook said...

Peter it was a realy pleasure trying this recipe and all of us enjoyed it.

Lavanya thankyou. Yeah i have had it few times too.

Asha hi hi painting, we just did Shyamas room two months back. I like to do the painting but don't like to clean up before and after that.

Suma oh if i had thought about it, i would have also had it with whipped cream, well that will be for the next time.

Sireesha and Maria thankyou

Jeena thankyou yeah when i saw the cake in his place i knew i was going to make it

CHam yeah it did

Uma, Rachen and Swati thankyou

Miri it was

Aparna yeah the spiced did give delicious taste. My SIL thought it was a bit to eggie.

Rosie thankyou and that too comming from a wonderful baker like you

Sukanya it is a fist tile i eat a greel cake, i had seen them in shops but never bought them

Arfi hi hi do that, now that i know it is winter in you place it will be a treat

Cakelaw thankyou

Indosungod thankyou, you should try it you will love them

Jeena I will go and see what it is

Ruth thankyou i will try to send next time also something

TBC yeah i know wht you mean by 10 eggs, but then the recipe asked fo it so i thought why not :-)

Delhibelle thankyou

Ti do make it, he will love it then

Cythia thankyou

Srivalli yeah i was in real panic, well i have to look for some roti to send for the roti mela.

Jaya thankyopu

ranji said...

oooooooooo that is one rich and delcious cake:)..10 eggs??..anyway we can make with less amount:)...An award waiting for u in my blog..congrats and enjoooooooooy:)

SASHREE said...

walnut cake is absolutely looking delicious..wanna grab that piece :D

Shankari said...

I missed coming to your blog for a long time. The last I read was your sis was coming to spend time with you. Hope you had a fantastic time with her.

This cake looks fab!

kamala said...

The cake looks so moist .Great it turned out beautifully.Congrats on ur award.Do check my blog for one more award

Sylvie said...

It looks like a lovely, moist cake!

Mansi Desai said...

wow, that sure looks beautiful happy! all Peter's recipes are so great, and you've executed it very well here!

nicely done girl! btw, you could send this to my monthly mingle event:)

Mansi Desai said...

Yes, you sure can! its called Hors'doeuvres:) these cake pieces totally fit the theme!

Madhavi said...

Awesome cake, lovely step by step info, mouth-watering entry !!!!

Sagari said...

fabulous cake happycook

meeso said...

Mmmmmm, I LOVE Greek food! Thanks for pointing out the blog and cooking that yummy looking cake :)

Kevin said...

That walnut cake looks nice and moist and good!

Seema said...

Cake looks great.. 10 eggs! I would have thought wrong entry too :-)

Andhra Flavors said...

Wow delicious Y cake, and Congrats on the well deserved award.

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

oh the cake looks fluffy n yummy!!!!

Happy cook said...

Jayashree indeed it was a lot of eggs,

Sowmya it was indeed delicious.

Sia yeah 110 eggs, i was also surprised when i read the recipe.

Cooking and the city thankyou

I cook4fun do try and let me know

Prajusha and Maheswari thankyou

Happy cook said...

Ranji thankyou for the award and my excuse of using 10 eggs is that we are having the cake with a whole bunch of ppl that eating it alone :-)


Sashree if we were living close by i would bring a piece to you :-)

Shankari i had a wonderful time with my sister.
She is gone back now.

Kamala i will check it out and thankyou

Sylvie it was

Manasi thankyou. Ok i will send it to you. I have been thinking what to make for your event now i don't have to as i can send this :-)

Madhavi and Sagari thankyou

Meeso do go and check out the blog you will be surporised with all the delicious dish there

Kevin thankyou

Seema thankyou

Andhra flavours and Remya thankyou

sireesha said...

Hi ,
Award waiting for u at my blog!!!
Enjoy:)

Nanditha Prabhu said...

wow!loved your cake..but 10 eggs....

Sunshinemom said...

Very nice entry, HC! I am not into eggs though. They are called gavti andas in local lingo:)

Meera said...

Goodness. That looks so moist. Can I have some, please???

Dhanggit said...

oh this is indeed a great and sweet entry for Monthly Mingle!! would love to have some yummy

Kribha said...

The cake looks perfect and moist. But I can imagine how panicked you would have been. I also get into this kind of trouble by not trusting the recipe sometimes. But I'm glad that all worked out well for you. Thanks for the recipe link. will surely check it out.