A very tasty pie with a rich aroma of orange. Cognac is not particularly feel it gives only a light pleasant scent. This cake is baked in Greece on the eve of the New Year and is usually put in a pie coin. It is believed that the one to whom it falls will be especially lucky in the next year.
Orange — 2
Almonds — 100 g
Flour — 300 g
Baking powder — 0. 5 teaspoons
Sugar — 250 g
Butter — 80 g
Egg chicken — 3
Cognac — 2 tablespoons
1. Before the start of dough we need to prepare some of the ingredients. With the oranges and remove the zest squeezing juice. Almond pour boiling water 3 minutes Drain the water and purified from the skin. After this dries the almonds on a dry frying pan 5 minutes and milled into fine crumbs using a blender. In a separate bowl, sift the flour and baking powder. In another bowl, rub the butter at room temperature with sugar. Proteins are gently separated from the yolks. Add the yolks to the butter and sugar and rub to a creamy consistency.
2. Add the zest and brandy, continue beating. Pour juice carefully added to the mixture of almonds and then flour.
3. whisk the egg whites with a pinch of salt in a solid foam, which add to the dough and gently stir with a spoon or spatula in one direction. We spread the dough in a greased with butter form and send in a preheated 200 oven for about 30 minutes if you start to burn, and the cake is still damp inside, then lower the temperature to 180. If you apply the cake will not immediately, then wrap it in foil, so its flavor It will be even brighter. The top of the cake can be sprinkled with powdered sugar, using any stencil.