~Love for ouzo~

Ouzo I must say is one of my favorite liquors. Ouzo (Greek: ούζο, IPA: [ˈuzo]) is an anise-flavored aperitif that is widely consumed in Greece.

I decided to start cooking with Ouzo probably a few years back and came up with some interesting recipes. Lol

I remembered one recipe that my family really enjoyed. Take a look below.

Lemon & yogurt cake with a twist

Ingredients:
1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup sugar
4 large eggs, separated
1 cup yogurt
1 tablespoon chopped lemon zest
1/2 teaspoon vanilla flavoring
1 3/4 cups plain flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
pinch of salt

Prep:

Grease and flour a 10 inch cake tin and preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Cream butter and sugar until light and creamy, then beat in the egg yolks. Add vanilla,yogurt, zest, then flour, baking powder and salt (pre-sifted together).
In a seperate bowl beat the egg whites until stiff ( I add a pinch of creme of tartare), then mix in half the egg whites to the egg yolk mixture and then carefully fold the remaining egg whites into the mixture.
Pour the batter into the tin and bake for about 45 minutes until a knife inserted into the middle comes out clean and the sides of the cake come away slightly from the pan.
wait 5-10 minutes and then release the springform sides and invert the cake onto a plate – the cake will be upside down.
spoon a third of the ouzo-lemon syrup over the cake and let it soak for 5-10 minutes. Repeat 2 more times. Then set the cake aside for at least an hour before cutting. Enjoy & you can top it off with fresh strawberries or even some pecans.

Kali orexi!

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