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Yoghurt Syrup Cake   Veg  CD  CBF  Turkish 60mins plus cooling


Turkish Name:  Yogurt Tatlisi

Makes 1x30cm/12-inch cake  Cold  Vegetarian  Cakes  Baked Fayre  Turkey  Europe  Asia



250g/9oz Plain Yoghurt

200g/7oz Sugar

175g/6oz Semolina

75g/3oz Plain Flour

1 Egg

1 teasp Bicarbonate of Soda

1 teasp Ground Cinnamon

For the Syrup

550g/1-1/4lb Sugar

480ml/16fl.oz. Water




1. Preheat the oven to 180C,350F, Gas mark 4 and lightly grease a 30cm/12-inch square ovenproof dish. 


2. In a large mixing bowl, blend together yoghurt and sugar thoroughly.


3. Add the egg and mix well.


4.  Add the semolina, flour, bicarbonate soda and cinnamon and beat until well mixed.


5.  Pour the mixture into the prepared dish and bake for about 45 minutes or until golden brown.


6.  10 minutes before the end of the cooking time,  make the syrup by placing the ingredients in saucepan, bring to the boil then cook for 5 minutes.


7. Remove the cake from the oven and spike all over with a skewer.  Pour the hot syrup over the warm cake. Allow the cake to cool and absorb most of the syrup. Serve cold cut into squares.




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