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Ekmek with Greek honey cookies

Method

For the crust

  • In a bowl, combine the honey cookies and crumbled cookies.
  • Transfer to a 25x35 cm baking pan.
  • Spread mixture with your hands to cover the bottom of the baking pan.

For the cream

  • In a pot, add 900 g milk, half of the sugar, vanilla extract and orange zest. Place pot over low heat.
  • In a bowl, whisk the egg yolks and the remaining sugar until the sugar dissolves completely.
  • Add the remaining milk, corn starch and the mixture from the pot very, very slowly in batches so that it doesn’t burn the eggs.
  • Place pot back over heat and add the mixture back to the pot. Whisk until the cream thickens.
  • When ready, remove from heat, add the chilled butter and a pinch of salt. Whisk to incorporate.
  • Spread cream evenly over crust.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2-3 hours to chill.

For the whipped cream

  • Beat the chilled whipped cream and the icing sugar in a mixer until it you create a fluffy whipped cream.

To serve

  • Brush the food coloring paste on the inside of a pastry bag and add the whipped cream. Pipe over ekmek.
  • Serve with ground pistachio nuts.
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Nutritional
Chart

Nutrition information per 100 gr.

264
Calories (kcal)
13 %

Calories

Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

14.8
Total Fat (g)
21 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

6.1
Saturated Fat (g)
30 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

28.1
Total Carbs (g)
11 %

Carbohydrates

The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

17.2
Sugars (g)
19 %

Sugars

Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

4.2
Protein (g)
8 %

Protein

It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

0.89
Fibre (g)
4 %

Fibers

They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

0.19
Sodium (g)
3 %

Salt

A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo 917a1b6ba55874b5d139866e10c236ccff8cbaa226cb4c05ba54efca0b20cc63

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