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Greek politiko Thessalonikis

  • 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.


For the base

  • Preheat oven to 180ο C (350* F) Set to Fan.
  • In a bowl, whisk the semolina, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, milk, mastic, and mahlab.
  • Grease a 32x25 cm baking pan and spread the mixture evenly.
  • Bake for 20 minutes.
  • Remove and set aside to completely cool.

For the syrup

  • In a pot, add the sugar, cinnamon and transfer to medium to high heat until it comes to a boil and the sugar dissolves.
  • Using a ladle, pour the hot syrup over the cold base.

For the cream

  • In a pot, add 450 g of the milk, the sugar, vanilla extract and transfer over medium heat. Allow to heat without stirring.
  • In a bowl, add the yolks, the rest of the sugar and whisk.
  • Add the rest of the milk, the corn starch and whisk.
  • When the milk comes to a boil, slowly transfer to the yolk mixture whisking continuously.
  • Transfer all of the mixture back to the pot and place over medium heat. Whisk continuously until the cream thickens.
  • Remove from heat, add butter and mix until it melts.
  • Transfer to a bowl and cover with plastic wrap, making sure that the wrap directly touches the surface of the cream. Refrigerate for 30-60 minutes until completely chilled.

To assemble

  • In a bowl, add the cream and whisk until fluffy.
  • Add the whipped cream and gently mix with a spatula until homogenized and you have a fluffy cream.
  • Spread the cream over the base using a spatula.
  • Refrigerate for 1 hour until completely chilled.
  • Sprinkle with cinnamon and serve.
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
27 %


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)
19 %

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)
36 %

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)
37 %


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)
79 %


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)
15 %


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)
4 %


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)
8 %


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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