This creamy cheese cake tastes of honey and cinnamon.
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Adapted from Tessa Kiros.
Melopita (Honey Cake)
About This Recipe
|Active time:||20 minutes|
|Total time:||50 minutes|
|This recipe appears in:||Weekend Baking Project: Melopita (Honey Cake) Serious Entertaining: A Greek Menu For Fall|
- 4 1/2 tablespoons sugar, divided
- 2 extra large eggs
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 4 1/2 tablespoons honey, preferably wild flower
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon brandy
- 18 ounces soft mizithra cheese (ricotta can be subtituted)
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter a 10 inch ceramic pie dish.
In a large bowl, beat together 3 1/2 tablespoons sugar and eggs until creamy, about 3 minutes.
Beat in flour. Add honey and beat until well combined. Add lemon juice and brandy and mix to combine.
Add cheese to bowl and beat until mixture has blended, about 2 minutes.
Pour batter into prepared baking dish and bake until golden and just firm in the middle, 30 minutes.
Sprinkle warm cake with extra 1 tablespoon sugar and cinnamon.