PRO Tips For The Greek Orange Cake Recipe Portokalopita
➡️ Greeks have a reputation for loving desserts, especially cakes that are very sweet. Greek pastry is especially noteworthy for its traditional cakes, many of which use honey or sugar syrup for sweetness. Portokalopita is a lesser-known Greek cake made with oranges, filo pastry, and an orange-flavored custard based on Greek yogurt. On this page, I share my easy recipe so you can make it at home.
➡️ It’s thought that Portokalopita originated from the Chania region on the island of Crete. The climate and terrain there are ideal for this fruit tree, and it’s no surprise that the Cretans, who have easy access to these citrus fruits, eat them often and use them in various orange cake recipes.
➡️ The cake has two main characteristics: it’s baked with filo pastry, not with flour, and has a pronounced orange taste. Another typical feature is that the custard cream is made with the well-known Greek yogurt, which is characterized by a high-fat content and creamy texture.
➡️ Traditional recipes call for a layer of orange slices on top, but I gave that up because they burn while baking and therefore have a pretty bitter taste and unpleasant look. I think the orange flavor of the syrup and cream is enough to emphasize the main taste of the cake.
➡️ This Greek orange cake may look complicated, but it’s actually very easy to bake. I used sugar for the syrup because it’s more affordable, but you could also use honey as a sweetener if you prefer.
➡️ The stages and method of baking are detailed above, so I will not insist on them. I think that after watching the video, anyone can make this easy Greek orange cake recipe. Just be sure to have all the ingredients on hand and follow the instructions carefully.
Drinking wine at home!
What goes better with a delicious meal than quality wine? Nothing, both from my point of view and from the ancient Greeks, who said about wine that it’s the nectar of the gods! Can we contradict them?
➡️ Enjoy making Greek orange cake from scratch!