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December 29, 2011



I'm going shopping later in the afternoon to get all the ingredients I need for Vasilopita and ... what a surprise! Your Vasilopita recipe! It sounds easy to make - more like a cake than a bread - and I am going to try it. My recipe is more complicated as I use yeast and 10 eggs instead of 6. Thank you, Anastasia mou!


I must have missed this recipe when you first posted it. I've been looking around for the ...ideal vasilopita recipe and have tried a few recipes I came across online...with hardly any success. Yours seems to be THE recipe I've been looking for. This recipe is a ...piece of cake!!! I'll cut a slice for you and if the coin is in your piece, I'll send it to you, I promise! By the way, where did you find this recipe?

Alexia M

One thing I never learned during my 2-year stay in Cyprus was the beautiful tradition of vasilopita! A couple of years ago, I was invited to a Greek New Year party here in Amsterdam. When the vasilopita was cut, everyone was looking for sth instead of eating their piece! My piece looked so delicious that I started eating it and almost swallowed the coin!

Jean-Paul Bouvier.

En France, il est de coutume de fêter le nouvel an par un banquet la veille, c'est à dire le 31 décembre: c'est le réveillon de la Saint-Sylvestre. Ce repas comprend généralement du foie gras et du champagne chez les personnes aisées et autres mets délicieux plus abordables financièrement. Après celui-ci, les fêtes mêlent danses et lancers de cotillons, boules et rubans de papiers… À minuit, on se souhaite traditionnellement une bonne année en s'embrassant sous le gui. Puis, on offre les étrennes, cadeaux de nouvelle année.
Chez moi on fait la galette à la crème pour la Saint-Sylvestre. C'est un raffinement pour le palais et le champagne pétillera dans les coupes. Bonne Année à tous!


A coin in a cake? How lovely!

Olga P.

Αναστασία μου, με έσωσες! Ελεγα ότι φέτος δε θα προλάβαινα να φτιάξω τη βασιλόπιτα, αλλά με το που είδα τη συνταγή σου, πήγα καιπήρα όλα τα υλικά για να τη φτιάξω αύριο πρωί-πρωί. Κάτι μου λέει ότι θα είναι πεντανόστιμη! Νάσαι καλά και Καλή Χρονιά σε σένα και στους δικούς σου. Φιλάκια!!!


Christina, this is my mum's recipe of Vasilopita. She's always baked it for us since I was a child. It's simple and easy to make and, most importantly, it's very tasty! How very sweet of you!! I'd love to have the coin if I am the lucky one. Thanks a million! Καλή Χρονιά!

Haruko N

The New Year cake sounds delicious and looks great on the photo. Hope Saint Basil will bring you many presents for the New Year.

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