For my friend Anna who requests and waits impatiently. Yeas ago (do not ask for dates), as I've already told you, I was not actively engaged in cooking ... I was cooking the necessary and that was it. But the homemade food and desserts always tempted me to ask for the recipe.

Such a recipe will share with you today. It's a recipe that was given to me by Marianthi. It's the recipe for the samali of her aunt Tasoula. My dear Marianthi, thank you! Samali is one of the desserts that my husband prefers. Samali is not that easy but it's not that difficult. The correct syrup is the main aspect.



Ingredients : 

  • 3 yoghurts (plain of 200 gr each)
  • 500 gr. semolina (thick grain)
  • 1 tsp mastic powder
  • 1 tbsp baking soda
  • 1 & 3/4 cup sugar
  • 80 ml sunflower oil
  • 4 glasses sugar
  • 4 glasses water
  • 2 drops mastic flavor

Preparation :: 

  1. Preheat over at 180C.
  2. Divide yoghurts into 2 bowls.
  3. In the first bowl add the sugar and oil and stir.
  4. In the second bowl, add the baking soda and mastic powder. Stir.
  5. Combine the two bowls and mix well.
  6. Add the semolina and mix.
  7. Pour the mixture into greased and floured baking pan and even top with a spatula to the same thickness .
  8. At this stage if you want you can sprinkle with grated walnut kernels.
  9. Bake in the oven for about 40 minutes until golden.
  10. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.
  11. Prepare the syrup by boiling the sugar and water for about 6-7 minutes.
  12. In the last minute add the mastic flavor.
  13. Get the cold samali, cut into pieces and pour the hot syrup in spoonful.
  14. When done let dessert aside so that syrup is absorbed.