Weekend Baking Project

Weekend Baking Project: Melopita (Honey Cake)

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[Photograph: Carrie Vasios]

This is a simple, light cake with a texture somewhere between a cheesecake and a baked custard, making it a good choice for nights that are still warm and summery.

The filling is traditionally made with a fresh Greek cheese called mizithra, though if you can't find that, ricotta can be substituted. The flavor comes almost entirely from honey, so choose one with a strong flavor that you like.

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