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Orange Phyllo Cake with 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.

  • Nuts Free Diet

    It is usually followed when someone is allergic to nuts.

Orange Phyllo Cake with Syrup
Method
  • Boil 2 of the 5 oranges needed, in water, for 1 hour. Cut in half, remove the seeds and squeeze to get rid of the excess water. Pulse in a food processor and set aside in a bowl.
  • Grate the zest of the remaining oranges. Juice them and set aside.

For syrup

  • Bring the water and sugar to a boil. When the sugar has melted add the orange juice. Allow to cool completely.

For cake

  • While the syrup is cooling, spread the phyllo dough sheets carefully, one next to the other (try not to let them touch). Allow them to dry out, this may take anywhere from 1 to 3 hours. They will be ready when they crumble to the touch.
  • Break them apart with your hands, until they crumbled into very small pieces.
  • In the food processor, add the oranges that were boiled and pulsed and add the rest of the ingredients apart from the phyllo, the baking powder and baking soda. Mix in the food processor.
  • Add the baking powder and baking soda and pulse once or twice more, just to combine well.
  • Transfer mixture to a bowl and add the broken phyllo in 5 batches. Each time you add a batch of phyllo, stir mixture with a spatula, making sure it is very well combined before adding the next batch. This way the phyllo pieces won’t stick to one another.
  • Grease a 25x30 cm baking pan with butter and dust with flour.
  • Transfer the mixture to the baking pan and even out the top with an offset spatula.
  • Preheat oven to 160* C (320* F) Fan.
  • Bake for 40 minutes or until crunchy and a beautiful golden brown!
  • Pour the syrup over the pie as soon as it is removed from the oven.
  • Allow to cool and refrigerate.  When chilled, cut into slices and serve, topped with chocolate ice cream.
Tip
The orange cake should be scorching hot and right out of the oven when the syrup is poured onto it… 
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Nutritional
Chart

Nutrition information per 100 gr.

252
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.

11.6
Total Fat (g)
17 %

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.

3.5
Saturated Fat (g)
17 %

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.

34.4
Total Carbs (g)
13 %

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.

30.4
Sugars (g)
34 %

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.

1.9
Protein (g)
4 %

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.

0.66
Fibre (g)
3 %

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.

0.26
Sodium (g)
4 %

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.