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Greek walnut meringue 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.


For the syrup

  • In a pot, add the water, sugar, ginger, 2 star anise pods, 2 cinnamon sticks, 1 orange cut in half and 1 tablespoon of honey.
  • Transfer pot over heat. As soon as the mixture comes to a boil and becomes translucent, remove from heat and set it aside to cool.

For the walnut cake

  • Preheat oven to 160* C (320* F) Fan.
  • In a mixer’s bowl, add the egg whites, half the sugar and a pinch of salt. Beat until fluffy and transfer to a large bowl.
  • To the same mixing bowl, add the egg yolks and the remaining sugar. Beat until fluffy.
  • In a separate bowl, add the semolina, baking powder, breadcrumbs, cinnamon, cloves, all-spice, nutmeg and the walnuts (lightly ground in a blender) and the juice of 2 oranges.
  • Mix thoroughly and add to mixer’s bowl. Beat for a few seconds.
  • Remove mixer’s bowl from stand and add some of the meringue to soften the mixture.
  • Add to bowl with the remaining meringue and continue mixing.
  • Transfer mixture to a prepared baking pan 25x35 cm (greased with butter and dusted with flour) and spread gently to fit pan. Make sure you don’t mix so that it doesn’t lose its volume.
  • Bake for 45 minutes, on a high rack in the oven.
  • When ready, remove from oven and immediately pour the cool syrup over the cake with a ladle.
  • Set it aside to soak up the syrup and remove the spices.
  • Serve with vanilla ice cream, cinnamon sticks, mint and some ground pistachio nuts.
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
38 %


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)
39 %

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)
32 %

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)
43 %


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)
106 %


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)
26 %


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)
13 %


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)
9 %


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

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