Georgina Hayden’s Irresistible Portokalopita Recipe

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Classic Portokalopita Recipe

Point:
– Start by preheating your oven to 350°F and grease a 9×13 inch baking dish.
– In a bowl, combine 1 cup of sugar, 1 cup of olive oil, and the zest of 2 oranges. Mix well.
– Add in 4 eggs, one at a time, mixing until well combined.
– Sift in 2 cups of flour and 1 teaspoon of baking powder, stirring until just combined.
– Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish and bake for 40-45 minutes, or until golden brown.

Portokalopita with a Twist

Point:
– To add a twist to the classic recipe, try incorporating 1/2 cup of Greek yogurt into the batter for added moisture and tanginess.
– Instead of orange zest, use lemon zest for a different citrus flavor profile.
– For an extra crunchy topping, sprinkle chopped pistachios on top of the batter before baking.
– Serve with a dollop of honey-infused Greek yogurt on the side for a decadent finish.

Portokalopita Parfait

How to Make Portokalopita: Orange, Yoghurt and Filo Cake FULL
How to Make Portokalopita: Orange, Yoghurt and Filo Cake FULL

Point:
– Crumble the baked portokalopita into small pieces and layer it in a glass with whipped cream and orange segments for a delicious parfait.
– Drizzle each layer with honey for added sweetness and depth of flavor.
– Top with a sprinkle of cinnamon or nutmeg for a warming touch.
– Serve chilled for a refreshing dessert option.