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Halvah Filled Sweetbread

  • Vegetarian Diet

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

  • Egg Free Diet

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


For the dough

  • Beat the mahlab, cardamom and 1 tablespoon of the sugar in the recipe in a food processor, until very finely ground.
  • In a mixer’s bowl, add the flour, yeast, tahini, sugar, mastic, vanilla, orange juice, orange zest, pinch of salt, margarine and the mahlab mixture. Beat with the hook attachment until a dough is formed.
  • This should take about 15-20 minutes and you will see the dough start to pull back from the sides of the bowl.
  • You may need to add another 1-2 tablespoons of flour.
  • When ready, transfer dough to a bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and set aside for about 2 hours to rest, until it doubles in size.

For the filling

  • Prepare the filling when you are ready to use it so that the apples don’t darken in color.
  • Peel the apples and remove the core and seeds.
  • Grate them with the large blades of a grater, in to a bowl.
  • Add the crumbled halvah, cinnamon, raisins, chocolate, and nuts.

To assemble

  • Preheat oven to 50* C (122* F) Fan.
  • Divide the dough in to 3 equal parts.
  • Roll out each piece of dough in to a rectangle. Dust with flour to help you roll out the dough easier.
  • Position the 3 rectangles one next to the other.
  • Spread 1/3 of the filling over each rectangle.
  • Wrap the filling in the dough by folding all 4 sides over it.
  • Create a braid with the 3 filled pieces.
  • Grease a 10x30 cm pan with butter and dust with flour.
  • Fit braid in to pan.
  • Bake for 20 minutes and then turn the temperature up to 180* C (350* F) Fan, without opening the oven door. Bake for another 30-35 minutes.
  • When ready, remove from oven.

For the coating

  • Place the white chocolate in a bowl and cover with plastic wrap.
  • Melt it in the microwave for 1 minute, set at 800 watts.
  • You can also do this in a bain marie.
  • When ready, stir and pour over filled sweetbread.
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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)
33 %

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)
27 %

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)
25 %


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)
32 %


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)
28 %


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)
22 %


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)
5 %


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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