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Greek kataifi rolls

  • 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.

Greek kataifi rolls


  • Preheat oven to 150*C (300*F) Fan.

​For the syrup

  • Place a pot over high heat.
  •  Add the water, sugar, cinnamon and orange rind. Bring to a boil and stir until the sugar has completely dissolved.
  • When ready, remove from heat and set aside to cool completely.

For the kataifi rolls

  • Beat the walnuts in a food processor to chop up just a little. Do not finely grind. Transfer to a bowl.
  • To the food processor, add the pistachio nuts, cinnamon and cloves. Beat to combine and break up the pistachio nuts just a bit. Transfer to the bowl along with the walnuts.
  • Finely chop up the white couverture and add it to the bowl also. This is your filling.
  • Next, untangle the shredded phyllo dough with your fingers for about 5 minutes. Spread it apart and fluff it up making sure there are no knots.
  • Divide it in to 3 equal parts. Cover 2 parts with a moist towel to keep them fresh and moist or else they will dry out and break up when you try to work with them.
  • Divide the part set aside in to 7 equal parts.
  • Spread each part out on a clean working surface in the shape of a nest.
  • Melt the butter and drizzle all over the phyllo.
  •  Add a spoonful of the filling in the center and shape in to a roll.
  • Transfer to a well-greased baking pan, making sure to leave enough space between each roll.
  • Drizzle with some more melted butter.
  • Repeat the same process with the other 2 parts of shredded phyllo dough that have been set aside.
  • Bake for 1 ½ hours, until golden and crunchy.
  • When ready, remove from oven and pour the cooled syrup over each roll while it they are still very hot.
  • Set aside for 30 minutes to 1 hour, until all of the syrup has been soaked up.
  • Serve.
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
15 %


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)
17 %

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)
18 %

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)
17 %


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)
30 %


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)
8 %


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)
6 %


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)
1 %


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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