OMG! (Oh My Greek)
The most divine Greek dessert : Greek Orange Pie – Portokalopita!
First time Ι tasted this pie I was child. But I still remember that day, me and my mother were at my aunt’s house and she offered us orange pie with ‘‘mastiha” ice-cream! Oh my God! I was speechless and so excited that I also asked for second piece of this amazing pie! I couldn’t imagine that a few years later, I would become a cook with my own food blog and I would try to collect my family’s traditional recipes!
For the orange pie:
- 10 phyllo dough sheets
- 4 eggs
- 180 gr. granulated sugar
- zest of 2 oranges
- 2 teaspoons vanilla powder
- 30 gr. baking soda
- 250 ml vegetable oil
- 250 gr. greek yogurt
For the syrup:
- 250 gr. granulated sugar
- 300 ml water
- juice and zest of 2 oranges
- Preheat the oven to 120 °C.
- Take the phyllo sheets out of the refrigerator. Close them, from the larger side, like an accordion and place them onto a baking pan with parchment paper and bake for 1 hour, until become completely dry.
- Meanwhile, put sugar and eggs in the mixer and beat them, until become a soft mixture, like cream.
- Remove from mixer and combine the zest of 2 oranges,vanilla, baking powder, oil and greek yogurt together with a spatula or spoon.
- Remove the phyllo sheets from the oven, broke them into small pieces with your hands and add them in the mixture.
- Spread a bit of vegetable oil and flour onto a baking pan and put the mixture inside.
- Bake to 160°C for 40-50 minutes.
- At the same time, prepare the syrup. In a sauce pan, add sugar, water, orange juice and zest of oranges. Bring to a boil and let it cool.
- When pie is raedy, remove from the oven and with a ladle pour the cold syrup over. Don’t forget: hot cake/pie and cold syrup or cold cake/pie and hot syrup.
- Allow 30 minutes for the syrup to be absorbed and serve with ”mastiha” or vanilla ice-cream and caster sugar!
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