MELOPITA (HONEY CAKE)
4 ½ Tbsp sugar, divided
2 extra large eggs
2 Tbsp flour
4 ½ Tbsp honey, preferably wild flower
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1 Tbsp brandy
18 oz soft mizithra cheese (ricotta can be substituted)
2 tsp cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350F. Butter a 10 inch ceramic pie dish.
In a large bowl, beat together 3 ½ Tbsp sugar and eggs until creamy, about 3 minutes.
Beat in flour. Add honey and beat until well combined. Add lemon juice and brandy and mix to combine. Add cheese to bowl and beat until mixture has blended, about 2 minutes.
Pour batter into prepared baking dish and bake until golden and just firm in the middle, 30 minutes.
Sprinkle warm cake with extra 1 Tbsp sugar and cinnamon.
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