Tahinopita Recipe

Looking for an easy Tahinopita recipe? Learn how to make Tahinopita using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by actrombone

Makes 12 servings



http://shmooedfood.blogspot.com/2006/05/tahinopita.html

Recipe Ingredients for Tahinopita

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
3 1/4 tsp. baking powder
3/4 tsp. kosher salt
3/4 tsp. cinnamon
3/4 cup tahini (raw or roasted; roasted lends a nice flavor)
3/4 cup orange juice
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cup raisins
1/3 cup chopped walnuts

for the syrup:
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup water

Recipe Directions for Tahinopita

  1. Preheat oven to 350. Spray an 8-inch round springform pan (or cake pan) with nonstick spray and dust with flour. Set aside.

  2. Sift together the flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon and set aside. Place the tahini in a large mixing bowl and slowly drizzle in the orange juice while beating with an electric beater. Add the sugar and beat well for several minutes, until smooth and lighter in color.

  3. Add the dry ingredients and mix well. The dough will be thick like cookie dough, so stop if your beaters get bogged down. Knead in the raisins and walnuts.

  4. Press the dough into the prepared pan, using a spatula or slightly moistened fingers to press the dough into place and smooth out the top.

  5. Bake for 35 to 38 minutes, until golden brown on top. Let the cake rest in the pan for several minutes, then remove from the pan and cool on a wire rack.

  6. Now, you can eat the cake just like this, or dust it lightly with powdered sugar, but if you want to be really Greek about it you'll make a sugar syrup:

  7. Boil the sugar and water together in a small saucepan for about 10 minutes to form a slightly thick sugar syrup. Drizzle the syrup liberally over the top of the cake and brush on the sides.

  8. Cut into wedges and enjoy!

Categories

Dessert, Greek

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 91.6g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
296
Calories from Fat
94
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
10.4g
16%
Saturated Fat
1.2g
6%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
166mg
7%
Potassium
342mg
10%
Total Carbohydrates
47.6g
16%
Dietary Fiber
2.7g
11%
Sugars
23.4g
Protein
6.1g
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 13%
Calcium 14% Iron 16%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • No cholesterol
  •   Bad points
  • High in sugar
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