Original Cake from Constantinople
Nostalgic flavour and aroma from the East

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Original Cake from Constantinople

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Ingredients

500 g self raising flour
400 g sugar
250 g butter at room temperature
yogurt cow
4 eggs big
a small pinch baking soda
1 tbsp Mastiha powder
1 tbsp mahleb
zest from an orange and a lemon
  • Medium

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Original Cake from Constantinople
Nostalgic flavour and aroma from the East

Strong tasty memories from Constantinople, sentiments of joy born from friendly banquets…

On my most recent trip to Istanbul I really enjoyed a cake that reminded me of the taste of tsoureki…

My meetings there with my Constantinopolitan friends were full of pleasure. We had heartwarming moments with hot coffee along with a  variety of sweets and cookies.

If you wish you may sprinkle the cake with powdered sugar or black cumin seeds with some zest of lemon or orange or even almond fillets.

I asked my friend for the recipe, Theophano Koumakis, and she gladly entrusted it to me for my friends.

Original Cake from Constantinople

by Theofano Koumakis, an excellent cook

 

Steps

1
Done

In the mixer bin, we whisk at moderate speed, the sugar with butter for 5 minutes until it dries and foams.

2
Done

We add the eggs gradually and the baking soda by lowering the speed of the mixer and pour the yogurt alternately with the sifted flour.

3
Done

Add the mastiha, the maheb and the orange and lemon zest. Then we butter and flour the cake pan before we pour the mixture into it.

4
Done
1 hour

We bake in a well preheated oven at 180°C for 1 hour.

5
Done

We let it cool for 1 hour.

6
Done

We may top the cake with powdered sugar or almond fillets

7
Done

We may cut into pieces and serve the cake.

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