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:

  1. Soooooooo soft and delicious...

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

    Love
    Kairali sisters

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

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  4. They look absolutely gorgeous and tempting!!

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  5. Semolina cake super.Luks perfect and soft.

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  6. Looks more like pudding cake, nice idea!

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

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

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  9. I think you are becoming greek chef Priya!

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

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

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  12. 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:)

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

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  14. Super moist and fluffy. Gorgious.

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

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  16. wow, lovely cake..bookmarked..superb

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

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

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  19. Sounds delicious and looks pretty!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  20. looks so good and delicious :)

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

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  22. looks perfect,soft and so beautiful...

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  23. This looks so soft and moist Priya!!!

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

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  25. Priya,

    looks really good. I love it.

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

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  27. Cake looks fluffy and tasty !!

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

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

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  30. looks so spongy and moist..

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

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  32. looks really yum! Nice and soft cake...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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