Tishpishti (Greek Honey Cake)

Recipe by Oolala
READY IN: 1hr 15mins
SERVES: 12-15




  • Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  • Put into a saucepan and bring to a boil the margarine, coffee, brandy, honey, sugar, cinnamon, allspice.
  • When the mixture has boiled, remove from the heat and stir in the four mixture to form a smooth batter.
  • Fold in the raisins and chopped almonds .
  • Pour into a well greased 9 X 13 inch baking pan.
  • Press the dough evenly into the pan and score with a sharp knife into about 3 dozen diamond shaped pieces.
  • Press an almond into each piece and bake in a preheated, 350 degree F. oven, for about 40 minutes.
  • Do not permit cake to dry out.
  • Cool for 5 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, bring the sugar, water, honey, and brandy to a quick boil; stir and remove from the heat.
  • Add the lemon juice and orange blossom water.
  • With a sharp knife, cut through the hot cake in the score marks.
  • Spoon the syrup over the cake so that it is well covered and is absorbed between the pieces and around the edges.
  • Return to the warm oven for 5 minutes; remove and let cool.
  • Let stand overnight so that the flavor and texture can mellow.