WSVN — As we continue our special Bite series, Lorena Estrada is dishing out a New Year’s traditional treat straight from her Greek family’s recipe book. That’s what’s cooking tonight, so let’s grab a bite.

The Chef: Lorena Estrada
The Dish: Vasilopita

1/2 pound butter, melted
2 cups sugar
6 tsp. baking powder
4 cups flour
3 eggs
Zest of one orange and its juice
1/2 cup milk
Good luck coin (sterilized)

Method of Preparation:
– Butter the bottom and sides of a 12 X 3-inch round cake pan.

– Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Melt the butter and beat on medium high heat with mixer until light in color. Set aside.

– Beat eggs until light in color for about three to four minutes.

– Add sugar and continue beating until fluffy, another three to four minutes. While continuing to mix, add milk, baking powder, orange zest and juice. Add flour and cooled butter.

– Pour the batter into the pan and bake for 30 to 35 minutes until lightly brown.

– Let cool, then insert a sterilized coin into the bottom of the cake and flip it over. Take it out of the pan. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve.

Serving suggestion:   Prosecco

Serves:  8-10

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