Revani With Orange

Course : Greek
Serves: 20
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1/2 cup butter -- room temperature
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup farina
3 large eggs -- well beaten
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup orange juice
1/2 medium orange -- (minced zest only)
1/2 cup finely chopped almonds
1 1/2 cups water
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 slice lemon -- (thick slice)
---to garnish---
1 pint whipped cream
1 pint fresh strawberries

Preparation / Directions:

Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly grease 9-inch square baking paper. Cream butter and sugar in large mixing bowl. Gradually beat in farina. Add eggs 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt and add alternately with orange juice and zest. Stir in almonds. Turn into prepared pan and bake until center of cake springs back when lightly touched and top is golden brown, about 30 minutes. For syrup: Combine water, sugar and lemon slice in medium saucepan. Bring to boil, stirring until sugar is dissolved, and boil 15 minutes. Cool slightly before pouring slowly over cake (leave cake in pan). When cake is completely cool, cut into diamond-shaped pieces. Serve garnished with whipped cream and strawberries. Source: Myconos - Yarmouthport, Massachusetts. Favorite Restaurant Recipes, ISBN: 0-89535-100-5

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