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Greek kataifi with nuts and syrup – Gianniotiko

  • Vegetarian Diet

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

Greek kataifi with nuts and syrup – Gianniotiko


For the syrup

  • In a pot add the water, the sugar, the glucose, the cinnamon, the lemon peels, and transfer over medium heat.
  • Once it comes to a boil and the sugar melts, remove from the heat and set the syrup aside to cool.

For the filling

  • In a food processor add the walnuts, the dried breadcrumbs, the sugar, the cloves, the cinnamon, and process well until the walnuts are crushed.
  • Transfer to a bowl and set it aside.

To assemble

  • Preheat the oven to 150ο C (300ο F) set to fan.
  • Untangle the shredded phyllo dough very well, divide it into five pieces, and set aside.
  • Spread a phyllo sheet on your working surface and drizzle it with butter. Cover with another phyllo sheet and drizzle with butter.
  • Put one of the shredded phyllo pieces along the shorter side of the phyllo, drizzle with butter, and add 1/5 of the filling in its center.
  • Wrap into a roll and transfer to a buttered 28x36 cm baking pan. Spread some butter over your roll again and follow the same process for all the phyllo sheets and filling.
  • Score into 20 pieces, pour the remaining butter over it, and bake for 1 ½ - 2 hours.
  • Remove from the oven and pour the cold syrup over it.
  • Set it aside for 20-30 minutes and serve.
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
36 %


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)
54 %

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)
75 %

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)
58 %


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)
11 %


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)
4 %


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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