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Amygdalopita (Greek Nut Cake)
1 cup sugar
1 pound almond meats, ground
2 1/2 cups toasted bread crumbs
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
3 cups sugar
3 cups water
5 whole cloves
Juice of 1 lemon
Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
: Beat eggs, add sugar with egg beater. Add baking powder and vanilla extract.
Mix half of the almonds with bread crumbs, rubbing together between palms. Add a little at a time to other mixture.
Grease a 9 x 13 inch baking pan. Pour mixture into pan, then top with rest of almonds. Sprinkle cinnamon over all.
Bake for 25 minutes.
In the meantime, prepare the syrup.
: Boil syrup ingredients until mixture thickens slightly.
When cake is done, remove from oven and cut vertical slits in cake approximately 2 inches apart. Then cut diagonal slits. Pour syrup over it and let soak until cool.
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