Monday, May 25, 2009

OIKOS Organic Greek Yogurt Cake

I hope you're all enjoying your Memorial Day as we remember those who've served our country. I finished baking a cake and it's cooling in the fridge. After I make a pasta salad, I'll be getting ready to pick up my brother, then we'll be headed to my parents' house for a visit and a nice meal.

Even though I moved out of my parents' house decades ago, it's still says "home" to me. And it's nice to be able to go home again. I'm sure that those who are serving in the military abroad are eagerly anticipating their return home too.

The concept of home and what makes someplace home is something that I've pondered often since I was a child. I've always loved The Wizard of Oz and remember Dorothy's magical words "There's no place like home."

The people at Stonyfield Farm understand that there's a powerful tie between food and home. OIKOS is Greek for house, household, or family. And OIKOS is the name of their new Organic Greek Yogurt.

I was contacted by Stonyfield Farms and asked if I'd like to try their new Greek style yogurt. I had never tried this type of yogurt before, so I eagerly awaited the overnight yogurt shipment. They gave me a large variety of their Greek yogurts, which I happily ate straight from the container and used in baking. Greek yogurt is smooth and creamy. Click here for coupons and try it yourself. The only bad thing that I can say about this yogurt was that I had a problem finding it in the grocery store. Hopefully you won't have that problem!

Over the next week or two, I'll be sharing more recipes and information with you. For now here's the cake recipe. I have to head out of the house!

OIKOS Organic Greek Yogurt Cake
(Adapted from Chocolate + Zucchini's Yogurt Cake)

1 cup plain OIKOS Organic Greek Yogurt
2 eggs
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 cup sugar
2 T honey whiskey
a pinch of salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 2/3 cups flour

Oil and flour a round cake pan. Set oven to 350 degrees.

Combine ingredients in a medium bowl. You may want to use a large whisk to make sure the eggs are well incorporated. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for about 35 minutes.

The cake will be well browned. Cool and serve. I'm assuming this is really good, but I haven't tasted the cake yet. Only the batter. Which was quite tasty. You may want to top the cake with a bit of whipped cream, some fruit, or a simple vanilla glaze. I think this will taste just fine plain though. Enjoy!

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gfe--gluten free easily said...

You know I am going to have to try this one--gluten free, of course! Where do you find honey whiskey? I've heard of mead (sp?) (FIL made it one time from the honey from our family's bees), but not honey whiskey. Of course, I'm sure I could use Kahlua, Grand Marnier, or soemthing else. It looks wonderful!


Anali said...

shirley - I bought a bunch of mini bottles of liquor to try in my baking. I just grabbed the bottle to look at. Reading from the label it says "Wild Turkey American Honey." The description then reads " exceptionally smooth liqueur blended with pure honey and bourbon whiskey."

I only have about 2T left though. The bottle is so small that I can barely read the really small print. The bottle is 50 ML, which I think is just under 2 ounces.

gfe--gluten free easily said...

Anali--I remember now that you use the mini bottles for experimentation in baking. ;-) I wasn't familiar with that special Wild Turkey. We have some Wild Turkey 101 proof in our liquor cabinet that's been there for a while. I think some of our friends call it "Kick'n Chicken." LOL I'm sure I can improvise when I try this recipe in the future ... maybe some Kick'n Chicken and honey. Think of the silly cake name I could come up with! ;-)


Anali said...

shirley - I'll be looking for it! ; )

Lynn said...

Sounds like an interesting recipe. I was glad to see your explanation of honey whiskey as I was just about to ask that myself ;)

gfe--gluten free easily said...

Anali--Just had to stop back by to tell you that my BIL got a bottle of American Honey at his birthday party last night. I knew what it was because of this post! ;-)


Anali said...

lynn - Welcome! I hope you try the recipe.

shirley - What a coincidence! ; )

dancing doc said...

girl, you are making me hungry here in France- will try your recipes! tonoc!!! have a supper day!

Anali said...

dancing doc - If I can make you hungry in France, then I must be doing something right! You have a great day too. Bon soir! :D