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Ekmek with leftover cake

  • Vegetarian Diet

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Ekmek with leftover cake


This sweet is a different version of the traditional "Ekmek Kataifi" that is made with shredded phyllo dough. The base is made with cake and is a great way to recreate any leftover cake into a new and very tasty treat! 

For the syrup

  • Heat the water and sugar in a small pot over medium heat until it comes to a boil. Stir until the sugar melts. As soon as it does, remove from heat and set aside to cool.

For the base

  • Preheat the oven to 160* C (320* F) Fan.
  • Crumble the New Year cake or Sweet Bread Cake in with your fingers. Spread on the bottom of a 25x35 cm baking pan.
  • Melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Spray or drizzle the melted butter over the cake.
  • Transfer pan to oven and bake for 20 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and immediately pour the cool syrup over the hot cake, using a ladle. Add a ladleful at a time, making sure they syrup is evenly distributed.
  • The cake will shrink a little when baked but will spread out again once the syrup is added.
  • Set it aside for ½ an hour to soak up all of the syrup and cool completely.

For the cream

  • In a pot, add the milk and ½ of the sugar. Do not stir but slowly begin heating the mixture over medium to low heat. (Be careful not to burn the milk, you just want to heat it.) When ready, remove from heat and stir to combine.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the egg yolks and the remaining sugar, until completely combined.
  • Add the vanilla and corn flour and whisk. If the mixture comes out too thick, add some of the warm milk.
  • You basically want to make a crème patisserie.
  • To complete, gradually add the warm milk to the bowl, a ladleful at a time, while continuously whisking. You are adding the milk slowly to the eggs in order to slowly warm them up. You don’t want to cook them.
  • Transfer the mixture back into the pot. Stir and place pot back on low heat. Continuously stir until the cream thickens. Taste the mixture from time to time to make sure it doesn’t taste like corn flour. You don’t want this so you have to let the cream cook until this taste is gone.
  • Remove pot from heat.
  • Add the chilled butter cubes and stir with a spatula until the butter melts and is completely incorporated.
  • Spread the cream over the syrupy, cool base and smooth the surface.
  • Cover with plastic wrap, making sure the wrap touches the surface of the cream directly, so that it doesn’t create a film.
  • Refrigerate for about 2-3 hours, until completely chilled.
  • In the meantime, prepare the whipped cream by beating the heavy cream along with the icing sugar, until it thickens.
  • Spread the whipped cream over the cream.
  • Sprinkle with chopped pistachio nuts and serve.
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
22 %


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)
27 %

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)
55 %

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)
23 %


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)
53 %


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)
10 %


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)
2 %


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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