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Ekmek with Greek sweet bread

  • Vegetarian Diet

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

Ekmek with Greek sweet bread


For the syrup

  • Place a pot over medium heat and add the water, the sugar, the lemon peels, and let them come to a boil.
  • As soon as the sugar melts, remove from the heat and let it cool.

For the base

  • Place a frying pan over medium heat and add 1 teaspoon butter.
  • Add half of the sweet bread slices and toast them for 1 minute on both sides until golden.
  • Follow the same process for the remaining slices.
  • Lay the sweet bread slices into a 25x32 cm baking pan, making sure to cover the whole surface of the baking pan without leaving any gaps.
  • Pour the cold syrup over the sweet bread, remove the lemon peels, and set aside until the syrup is absorbed.

For the crème patisserie

  • Place a pot over low heat.
  • Add 900 g of the milk, half of the sugar, and let it come to a boil. Attention! Do not stir.
  • In a mortar and pestle add 1 tablespoon of the sugar, the mastic, the mahlab, and the cardamom, and crush until powdered. Transfer to the pot with the milk and add the vanilla as well.
  • In a bowl add the egg yolks, the rest of the sugar, and whisk until the sugar is dissolved.
  • Add the rest of the milk, the corn starch, and mix.
  • As soon as the mixture in the pot comes to a boil, transfer it very slowly into the bowl with the yolks, whisking constantly. Return the whole mixture to the pot and place it back on heat.
  • Stir constantly until the cream thickens. Remove from the heat and add the butter. Stir until it melts.
  • Spread the cream over the sweet bread and cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 3-4 hours until the dessert is chilled and thickened.
  • Spread the whipped cream with a spoon and, with a fork, draw some lines on it.
  • Sprinkle with the pistachios and serve.
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
40 %


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)
63 %

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)
33 %


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)
66 %


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)
24 %


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)
7 %


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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