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Greek cocoa and cinnamon syrupy dough swirls – Roxakia

  • Vegetarian Diet

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


For the syrup

  • In a pot add the sugar, cinnamon, lemon peels, water, glucose, and transfer over medium heat.
  • Let it come to a boil until the sugar melts.
  • Set aside to cool.

For the dough swirls

  • In a blender, add the walnuts and process them well until crumbled.
  • In a mixer’s bowl add the butter, baking powder, sugar, cinnamon, vanilla extract, water, flour, eggs, salt, walnuts, cocoa powder, and beat with the paddle attachment for 2-3 minutes until the ingredients are homogenized.
  • Spread the puff pastry sheet onto your working surface and add the whole filling along the large side.
  • Roll the puff pastry with the filling inside. At the edge of it, spread a little yolk with water so that the puff pastry sticks well.
  • Cut the roll in half and wrap it well in plastic wrap. Put it in the freezer for 30 minutes, so that the mixture stabilizes and you’ll be able to cut it.
  • Preheat the oven to 180ο C (350ο F) set to fan.
  • Remove from the freezer and cut into 18 pieces. Transfer into a baking pan lined with parchment paper, spread the egg yolk, and allow 20-30 minutes for the pieces to defrost.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes.
  • Remove and pour the syrup over the hot dough swirls. Make sure that the syrup goes on both sides.
  • Allow 2 hours for the syrup to be absorbed 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)
30 %

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)
49 %

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)
21 %


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)
33 %


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)
12 %


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)
7 %


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.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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