Walnut pie is very traditional in many places around the world and you can find many different recipes. This particular recipe is a Greek version of a walnut pie.
For the cake
- 5 cups of Walnut Quarters and Pieces
- 5 cups of breadcrumbs
- 15 eggs
- 5 cups of sugar
- 5g of vanilla powder or 1,5 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 sachet baking powder
For the syrup
- 3 cups of sugar
- 2 cups of water
For the cake
We beat the egg whites until they become a meringue. Then separately we beat the egg yolks with the sugar until they mix well. When the sugar has dissolved completely, you pour the mix to the meringue and stir them. Then you put in the final mix the breadcrumbs, the walnuts, the baking powder and the vanilla and you stir everything with a spoon from the bottom of our mixing bowl toward the top of it. When everything is mixed we empty the mixing bowl in a pan and put it in the oven at 180 degrees (set to fan). If you have a gas oven set it to 200 degrees. In order to find out if the cake is ready, you should stick a knife in the centre if of it and it should come out clean. It should take approximately 50 minutes (depending on your oven).
For the Syrup
In a pot add the sugar with the water. From the time you bring it to a boil, you should leave it boiling while stirring for 10 minutes and then remove it from the heat.
In order to pour the syrup over the cake, your syrup has to be cold and your cake hot, so it is advised to start with your syrup, so it is cold enough when you pour it over your cake.