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Ekmek Kadayifi

  • 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.

Ekmek Kadayifi


For the syrup

  • In a pot, add the water, sugar, lemon rind and cinnamon stick.
  • Place pot over low heat and bring to a boil.
  • As soon as it starts to boil, add the honey and boil for 3-4 minutes, until the sugar melts.
  • When ready, remove from heat and set it aside to cool completely.

For the base

  • Preheat oven to 160* C (320* F) Fan.
  • Separate the shredded phyllo dough with your hands, making sure there are no knots and it fluffs up.
  • Grease a 25x35 cm baking pan with butter and spread 1/3 of the phyllo dough. Drizzle with 1/3 of the butter.
  • Repeat the same process twice more, until all of the phyllo dough and butter are done.
  • Bake for 1 hour, turning shredded phyllo dough over 30 minutes into baking time so that it can turn golden on both sides.
  • When ready, remove from oven and immediately pour the cool syrup over it with a ladle.
  • Set aside for 30 minutes to allow the phyllo to soak up all of the syrup.

For the custard

  • In a pot, add 900 g of milk, 100 g of sugar and vanilla extract.
  • Place pot over medium to low heat so that the milk doesn’t burn.
  • In a bowl, add 100 g of sugar and the egg yolks.
  • Whisk until the yolks are incorporated and add another 100 g of milk. Whisk until the sugar has completely dissolved.
  • Add the corn starch and whisk to incorporate.
  • As soon as the mixture comes to a boil, remove from heat.
  • Scoop up a few ladleful’s of the hot mixture in the pot and slowly add it to the bowl, while whisking continuously.
  • Transfer the contents of the bowl back to the pot. Cook over medium heat until it thickens.
  • Turn off heat and taste the custard. It should not have any corn starch taste at all.
  • Add the chilled butter and whisk until the butter melts and is incorporated.
  • Pour the custard over the baked phyllo dough and spread it evenly over the entire surface with a spatula.
  • Cover with plastic wrap, making sure the wrap touches the surface of the custard directly (so that a film is not formed) and refrigerate for 3-4 hours.

For the whipped cream

  • In a mixer, add the chilled heavy cream, vanilla extract and icing sugar.
  • Beat on high speed for 2-3 minutes, until you create a whipped cream that has the texture of yogurt.

To assemble

  • Remove the kadayifi from the refrigerator and spread the whipped cream over it with a spatula.
  • Run the back side of a fork over the whole surface to create lines in the whipped cream.
  • Sprinkle with crushed pistachio nuts and serve.
  • You can also serve with your choice of fresh fruit.
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
42 %


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.

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.

Saturated Fat (g)
120 %

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.

Total Carbs (g)
44 %


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.

Sugars (g)
86 %


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.

Protein (g)
13 %


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.

Fibre (g)
5 %


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.

Sodium (g)
3 %


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.

*The nutritional chart and the symbols refer to the basic recipe and not to the serving suggestions.

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

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