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Karydopita

Karydopita: Greek walnut cake, pan-baked with syrup, adorned with chocolate and served with ice cream or various toppings. Delicious year-round.

close-up of piece of Greek ‘Karydopita’ is a pan-baked sweet with nuts covered with syrup and lemon peel on top

Karydopita is a pan-baked sweet. Its ingredients include eggs, sugar, semolina, grated rusk, walnuts, baking powder, cloves and lemon or orange zest. After baking, a warm syrup made with sugar, water, lemon juice and cinnamon stick, is poured over it. Cut into oblong pieces, it is sprinkled with grated walnuts and a few chocolate shavings or truffles.

It is served plain or with a scoop of kaimaki ice cream . It can be savored any day of the year in a number of ways: with whipped cream, chocolate icing, chocolate, coffee or caramel, or with honey and lemon.

In the summertime it is kept refrigerated.

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