Yoghurt cake with lemon (Yiaourtopita)

AT A GLANCE

  • Serves 8 - 10 people

"You don't need an excuse or reason to make yiaourtopita, which is a delicious cake for any occasion. Make it for your family and friends, and serve it with a cup of coffee or tea."

  • 6 eggs, separated
  • 250 gm softened butter
  • 330 gm (1½ cups) white sugar
  • 2 tsp lemon rind
  • 420 gm (1½ cups) thick Greek yoghurt (preferably full-cream)
  • 450 gm (3 cups) self-raising flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • For dusting: icing sugar
01   Preheat the oven to 180C. Grease and flour a 26cm-diameter fluted ring tin.
02   Whisk the eggwhites with a pinch of salt until soft peaks form.
03   Beat the butter with the sugar using the paddle attachment of an electric mixer. Add the egg yolks one at a time, followed by the lemon rind, then the yoghurt. With the mixer on the slowest speed, gradually add the flour and baking powder. Fold in the eggwhites.
04   Spoon the mixture into the cake tin and bake until you can tell it is fully cooked by inserting a knife in the middle – you’ll know it’s ready when the knife comes out clean (40-45 minutes).
05   Once out of the oven and while still hot, turn out and dust the cake with icing sugar.

Note This recipe is from Sweet Greek: Simple Food & Sumptuous Feasts ($39.95), published by Melbourne Books, and has been edited.

Topics:

EGGS, DESSERT, YOGHURT, GREEK, WINTER, CHEFS' RECIPES, LEMONS, BAKING

Recipe:

KATHY TSAPLES

Photography:

JOHN LAURIE

Styling:

LEESA O'REILLY

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Jul 2013

Jul 2013

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