Friday, March 26, 2010

Revani - Greek Semolina Cake With Syrup

Revani, the Greek semolina cake with syrup is quite a popular cake in Greece which is always available in Greek pastry shops, this cake is prepared almost with a combination of flour and semolina and soaked in sugar syrup prepared with lemon juice...In some areas of Greece,this cake is prepared with walnuts ,almonds or rice also instead of butter some may go for oil..This cake tastes really very light and its a delightful dessert to enjoy after a fantastic lunch, a perfect snack with a cup of coffee...I really enjoyed making this quick,easy and delicious cake and each and everyone at home relished each spoon of this syrupy semolina cake...I have prepared a simple version of revani, but u can definitely decrease the quantity of semolina by adding almond powder or vice versa...




2cups Semolina (fine grind)
1+1/2cup All purpose flour
2tsp Baking powder
1tsp Baking soda
1cup Sugar
1cup Butter (softened)
6nos Eggs (separated)
1cup Whole milk
1tbsp Orange peel (grated)
2tbsp Water

For Syrup:
2cups Sugar
3cups Water
2tbsp Lemon juice

Preheat the oven to 350F..Mix the flour along with semolina, baking powder, baking soda...Beat together the egg yolks, sugar and grated orange peel until its turns light and creamy..add the flour mixture and milk and beat everything until they get completely blended...Whip the egg whites with a pinch of salt to stiff peak stage and with a wooden spooon stir carefully the batter until they get thoroughly well mixed..Meanwhile combine the sugar and water given for making syrup in a saucepan and stir until the sugar get dissolves, boil for few minutes and finally add the lemon juice and put off the stove..


Pour the cake butter in a greased and floured baking rectangular pan and bake the cake for 30minutes in middle rack, once the cake get baked, allow the cake to cool a bit...Pour the luke warm syrup over the cake,evenly and carefully starting at the outside edges..Allow to cool completely before cutting into small squares or diamond shaped pieces...

Enjoy!!

46 comments:

Tina said... Reply To This Comment

Soooooooo soft and delicious...

Kairali sisters said... Reply To This Comment

The texture is really soft and moist..love the color...nice shiny yellow and a brown crust..Love it Priya

Love
Kairali sisters

Pari said... Reply To This Comment

looks so good priya, I must try this one soon.

Shama Nagarajan said... Reply To This Comment

YUMMY CAKE..TEMPTING PICTURE

chakhlere said... Reply To This Comment

They look absolutely gorgeous and tempting!!

Premalatha Aravindhan said... Reply To This Comment

Semolina cake super.Luks perfect and soft.

Sharmilee! :) said... Reply To This Comment

Looks more like pudding cake, nice idea!

Silence Sings said... Reply To This Comment

cakes look so soft ,spongy and yammy....using samolina is totally a new idea....very innovative one....

Soma Pradhan said... Reply To This Comment

Nice recipe..Pass me on one piece atleast :P

Umm Razeen said... Reply To This Comment

I think you are becoming greek chef Priya!

Nandini said... Reply To This Comment

Wow! Fantastic cake! Yappaaa bayangara speed neenga. Keep rocking! :) Love the citrus flavor.

SathyaSridhar said... Reply To This Comment

Looks spongy n delicious,,,tempting beautiful pictures,,nice presentation dear,,thanks for sharing,,take care n keep on smiling,,

Madhuri said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious and spongy

shahana said... Reply To This Comment

Looks so soft and delicious!

Balakrishna Saraswathy said... Reply To This Comment

Priya these cakes looks o mouth-watering and my tummy is crying to taste some:D as for ur post on FB she will be back in no time so just relax and make all her fav things:)

Cool Lassi(e) said... Reply To This Comment

This looks like a sweet corn bread. Hehe. Perfect cubes! Sensational.

Latha said... Reply To This Comment

Super moist and fluffy. Gorgious.

Cham said... Reply To This Comment

I saw the recipe in Greek book. But was very heavy dessert- ur recipe sounds good!

Deepa G Joshi said... Reply To This Comment

wow, lovely cake..bookmarked..superb

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Kalai said... Reply To This Comment

Interesting recipe Priya! Soaking in sugar syrup, should give a unique taste..

Gulmohar said... Reply To This Comment

Great recipe Priya..got to try this one :-)

Catherine said... Reply To This Comment

Sounds delicious and looks pretty!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Uma said... Reply To This Comment

looks so good and delicious :)

Swapna Sree said... Reply To This Comment

wooow!!!looks so soft and delicious...

Sushma Mallya said... Reply To This Comment

looks perfect,soft and so beautiful...

Panchpakwan said... Reply To This Comment

Looks soft and yumm..Loved it !

Cicily Antony said... Reply To This Comment

This looks so soft and moist Priya!!!

BangaloreBaker said... Reply To This Comment

I love the golden crust on the top. Looks very fluffy too.

Rajee said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious cake Priya.

Jagruti said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy and soft cake!

Swathi said... Reply To This Comment

Priya,

looks really good. I love it.

BangaloreBaker said... Reply To This Comment

Thanks for the entry Priya. It'll be on 4/2 roundup.

Sashi said... Reply To This Comment

Cake looks fluffy and tasty !!

Ms.Chitchat said... Reply To This Comment

Awesome soft and spongy cake. Loved the color combo of yellow and brown.Simply superb

Sook said... Reply To This Comment

The cake looks so moist! I'd love to try it!

J said... Reply To This Comment

looks so spongy and moist..

Peanutts said... Reply To This Comment

looks very inviting :)

sowmya's creative saga said... Reply To This Comment

looks so soft and yumm..

PriyaRaj said... Reply To This Comment

Love it dear ...soo soft & spongy ..nice click

Home Cooked Oriya Food said... Reply To This Comment

looks really yum! Nice and soft cake...

my kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Soft & tasty one,where u r getting new recipes like this,Thanks for sharing with us.

Gita said... Reply To This Comment

I always love your interesting try outs with different cuisine Priya...thanks for sharing such an awesome cake :)

Suma Rowjee said... Reply To This Comment

Innovative to use semolina and oranges.. love this zesty twist in bakes

Sumi said... Reply To This Comment

love the cake, a new one to me..will try it out sooner

Curry Leaf said... Reply To This Comment

So soft and perfect and moist it look.Hearty Thanks for the wonderful dessert

jayasri said... Reply To This Comment

wow, look at that cake, looks so yummy!!, I love it must try this!!