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Greek sesame pie

  • Vegetarian Diet

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

  • Dairy Free Diet

    Excludes foods such as milk, yoghurt, cheese and their by-products.

  • Egg Free Diet

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

Greek sesame pie

Method

For the syrup

  • Place a pot, with all the ingredients inside, over high heat. When they come to a boil, when the sugar melts and the mixture becomes transparent, remove it from the heat and set it aside to cool.

For the dough

  • In a mixer’s bowl, beat all of the ingredients with the hook attachment for 5 minutes. If you don’t have a mixer, mix with your hands. 
  • As soon as the dough turns soft, elastic, and starts pulling away from the sides of the bowl, add it to another bowl and cover it with plastic wrap. 
  • Set it aside to rest for 30 minutes and then divide it into 5 balls.

For the filling

  • Preheat the oven to 150°C (300° F) set to fan.
  • In a baking pan add the sesame seeds, the almonds, and bake in the oven for 30 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and as soon as they are cool, finely chop them in a food processor.  
  • Pour them into a bowl, add the sugar, the spices, and mix well.  

For the pie

  • Increase the oven’s temperature to 180°C (350° F) set to fan. 
  • With a rolling pin and a little flour, roll out each dough ball into a 1-2 mm thick sheet, in a rectangular shape. 
  • Spread 1/5 of the filling over each sheet and wrap it into a roll, by rolling from the wider side.
  • Add the rolls into a greased baking pan, grease them with olive oil and score them with a knife, creating diamond-shaped pieces. 
  • Bake them for 1 hour or until they are golden. 
  • Remove them from the oven and dip them into the cold syrup while they are still hot. 
  • Set aside for 30 minutes so that the pie absorbs the whole syrup, and then serve.
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Nutritional
Chart

Nutrition information per portion

921
Calories (kcal)
46 %

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.

39.0
Total Fat (g)
56 %

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.

6.6
Saturated Fat (g)
33 %

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.

122.0
Total Carbs (g)
47 %

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.

87.0
Sugars (g)
97 %

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.

16.0
Protein (g)
32 %

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.

7.4
Fibre (g)
30 %

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.

0.08
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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