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Samali - Semolina Cake in Syrup

  • Vegetarian Diet

    Diet based on cereals, pulses, nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruits and other animal foods such as honey and eggs. Excludes meat, fish, mollusks.

  • Egg Free Diet

    It is usually followed when someone is allergic to this food.

Samali - Semolina Cake in Syrup

Method

  • Preheat oven to 180* C (350* F) Fan.
  • Beat the mastic along with 2 tablespoons of sugar in a blender until they are ground to fine dust. Transfer to a bowl.
  • Beat the almonds in a blender until they are completely ground down. Add to the bowl also. Then add the rest of the dry ingredients (semolina, flour, baking powder, yeast). Mix with a spoon.
  • In another bowl, combine the olive oil or sunflower oil with the water. Melt the butter in a small saucepan (or in a microwave) and add it to the bowl with the olive oil.
  • Combine the 2 mixtures. Stir for about 1 minute to make sure all of the ingredients are very well combined. The mixture should be quite thick.
  • Brush oil onto a 25 cm baking pan. Spread mixture in pan and score into pieces (it is usually cut into diamond shaped pieces).
  • Set it aside to rise for 90 minutes. When it rises a little, score into pieces again and decorate the center of each piece with a whole blanched almond.
  • Bake for 45 minutes. It might look like it is ready earlier but it needs this much time to cook.
  • While the cake is baking, prepare the syrup by combining all of the ingredients in a saucepan. Boil for 1 minute and remove from heat.
  • When the cake is ready, pour syrup over it with a ladle. The quantity of the syrup might seem generous but the cake will soak it up.
  • Allow to cool at room temperature.

Tip

For this recipe.. the syrup needs to be hot when being poured over the hot cake.
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Nutritional
Chart

Nutrition information per portion

330
Calories (kcal)
17 %

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.

13.0
Total Fat (g)
19 %

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.

2.4
Saturated Fat (g)
12 %

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.

47.0
Total Carbs (g)
18 %

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.

27.0
Sugars (g)
30 %

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.

4.8
Protein (g)
10 %

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.

1.6
Fibre (g)
6 %

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.

0.07
Sodium (g)
1 %

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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