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Orange pie with Greek yogurt – Italian Cuisine

Orange pie with Greek yogurt

Yogurt, juice and zest and only sunflower oil. This cake in Greece is called Portokalopita, it is very simple to make and very fragrant. Here is the recipe of the Vasiliki Kouzina restaurant in Milan

How do orange pie make it in Greece? The recipe of Vasiliki's mother, patron of the Vasiliki Kouzina restaurant in Milan, includes yogurt, vegetable oil and fresh orange juice. “I always remember the phrase my mom said – says Vasiliki, originally from Kalamata – you have to let it melt in your mouth! And that's exactly how it is. Charming, attractive, nutritious, light, succulent, maternal and full of aromas! Portokalopita, orange cake, is a "privilege", a traditional Peloponnese dessert, usually prepared for weddings! "

Ingredients for 4 people
250 g Greek yogurt
250 g caster sugar
225 g sunflower oil
230 g fresh orange juice
orange zest
4 eggs
re-milled semolina
30 g baking powder
icing sugar
mint leaves

First, combine all the liquid ingredients in a large bowl: Greek yogurt, sunflower oil, eggs, fresh orange juice and grate the zest of two oranges then with a whisk mix the mixture well. At this point add the powders: sugar, dry phyllo dough and baking powder. With a whisk, beat the mixture to make it smooth and homogeneous, free of lumps.

Butter a 24/26 cm diameter cake tin, sprinkle it with the re-milled semolina, pour the mixture and bake the cake in the oven at 165 degrees for 20 minutes.

Before enjoying it, sprinkle with icing sugar and garnish with a few mint leaves.

Savory pie: easy and delicious recipes – Italian Cuisine

Savory pie: easy and delicious recipes

Our best ideas for filling savory pies and a recipe for preparing a quick and easy savory pie from scratch

There savoury cake it is a simple dish with infinite possibilities: the beauty of savory pie is just being able to stuff with a wide variety of ingredients, but it can also be a great idea for empty the fridge from leftovers.

How you do it? The savory pies have as a base a dough prepared mainly with flour, eggs and butter, commonly it is puff pastry, shortcrust pastry, but also shortcrust pastry or sometimes dough similar to pizza dough.

And what about the stuffed some savory pie? There are not only the classic pies with courgettes or with ricotta and spinach: cheeses, salami, vegetables and much more, in the gallery find many ideas and recipes irresistible, original and ideal combinations for all occasions.
Below, however, some tips not to be missed.

Savory pie: how to prepare a quick base

As we have seen, savory pies can have many different bases. There puff pastry (click here to learn how to prepare it) or shortcrust pastry (here the complete recipe) however require long preparation times. If you want to improvise a savory pie and you don't have a roll at home ready-made puff pastry, you can try this quick dough called crazy pasta.

The recipe of the Crazy pasta is easy and it does not require rising times: you will need it 300 g of 00 flour, 150 ml of sparkling water, 50 ml of extra virgin olive oil, 1 teaspoon salt is 1 teaspoon vinegar.
Pour sparkling water, extra virgin olive oil, vinegar and salt into a bowl. Add the flour and mix the ingredients until a smooth and homogeneous mixture is obtained. Leave the dough to rest for about 30 minutes, covered with a cloth: the dough is ready to be rolled out, stuffed as desired and cooked for about 40 minutes, in a static oven at 180 °.
A gem? Flavor the dough with herbs or spices, such as rosemary, thyme or turmeric.

Quiche: the French savory pie

One of the most popular savory pies is the quiche, the French savory pie par excellence. Its most famous version is the quiche lorraine, which takes its name from the French region of Lorraine and provides a base of brisé pasta and a filling of crème fraîche, a type of sour cream typical of French cuisine, eggs and bacon.

To prepare it you can use ready-made brisé pasta: line a mold with the pasta and prick it with the prongs of the fork. Beat 3 eggs with a pinch of salt, pepper, a grated nutmeg, 130 g of milk and 130 g of cream. After making it crispy in a pan, distribute the bacon smoked into strips on the basis of the quiche, add the milk and cream mixture and bake at 180 ° C for about 1 hour. Remove the quiche from the oven, let it cool for ten minutes and serve.

By performing the same procedure, you can enrich the quiche with the ingredients you prefer.

Don't miss our best savory pies in the gallery of recipes at the top, to be prepared with ready-made puff pastry or starting from scratch with the dough!

Here are some of our recipes, which you can also find in the gallery

The perfect apple pie is like this! – Italian Cuisine

The perfect apple pie is like this!

Lovers of this dessert, this is the article for you. Here are some rules and many recipes to prepare it perfectly

There are many types of apple pies. There are the shortcrust pies stuffed, the classics fluffy cakes from breakfast, then the puff pastry cakes like the tarte tatin and still i crumble apples, but we want to focus on the classic recipe, that of the grandmother. The soft and creamy cake perfect for breakfast and a snack that everyone, adults and children like.
But how do you prepare it? Here is our recipe and some variations.

Classic apple pie: the recipe

Cut first 700 g of apples into slices and sprinkle them with lemon juice so as not to blacken them.
Separately prepare the dough by whipping 3 yolks with 250 g of sugar and in another container 3 egg whites until stiff.
Add to the yolks also 80 g of soft butter and a glass of milk and mount again.
Sift 300 g of flour and a sachet of yeast and gently add to the dough.
Finally mix everything with the whipped egg whites.
Drain the apple slices well and add them to the rest. Leave some to decorate the surface of the cake.
Pour everything into a buttered and floured mold and cook at 180 ° for about 40 minutes.
Once cold, sprinkle the cake with it icing sugar.

The variants

Here are some easy recipes to prepare for snack and breakfast, also with the help of children.

Spoon apple pie: the 9 tbsp recipe

In this recipe nothing is weighed, but it is used a spoon to measure the ingredients. Remember that spoons are always 9.
So you need 3 apples, 3 eggs, 9 tablespoons of flour, 9 tablespoons of sugar, 9 tablespoons of seed oil, 9 tablespoons of milk and a teaspoon of yeast.
Mix the liquid and dry ingredients separately and then combine everything.
Add the apples and cook at 180 ° for about 35-40 minutes.

Vegan apple pie

You can also prepare a delicious cake without milk, eggs and butter. Just stir 250 g of 0 flour with 150 g of brown sugar, a sachet of baking powder (vegan), lots of cinnamon, grated lemon peel and 200 ml of soy milk (or almonds, or rice, or spelled).
Add to this mixture 4 golden apples slice thinly and cook at 180 degrees for about 40 minutes.

Apple Crumble

This is a cake that is eaten by the spoon and is very easy to prepare.
Cut the apples and season them with sugar, cinnamon, raisins and grated lemon zest.
Arrange them inside a buttered baking dish and sprinkle them with the crumble, that is, with the crumbs obtained by working together 100 g of flour, 70 g of butter and 70 g of brown sugar.
Bake at 180 ° until the crumble is golden brown and then serve the lukewarm dessert with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.

The rules

After the recipes, let's move on to rules to keep in mind to prepare a perfect apple pie. Browse the tutorial to find out what they are!

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