"I managed to make a vasilopeta"
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Vasilopita is a cake of lemon and nuts made for New Year's Day in honour of St Basil, the "Santa" of Eastern tradition.  A silver coin is hidden inside it, and the person who receives the slice containing the coin is considered especially blessed for the coming year.  The tradition comes from the story of St Basil slipping coins into bread so as to help the poor without demeaning them.