Smyrna New Year’s bread

Smyrna New Year’s bread

Αccent: 
Basilopita Smirnis
Title in Greek: 
Βασιλόπιτα Σμύρνης
Recipes Categories: 
Smyrna New Year’s bread
Preparation Time: 
about 1 hour
Serves: 
8-10
Ingredients: 

1lb flour
1 tablespoon orange zest
4 tablespoons orange juice
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
3 eggs
1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
 

Cooking Time: 
40 minutes
Cooking Directions: 

- Beat the butter, sugar, 2 egg yolks and the orange zest very well and at the end add the orange juice.
- Mix the flour with the salt and the baking powder and then add this to the mixture and knead until firm dough is formed.
- Leave in the refrigerator for about one hour.
- Place the dough in a buttered baking dish and smooth it out to fit in the dish evenly using your hands.
- Brush with the remaining beaten egg and bake in a preheated oven at 350oF for about 40 minutes.

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