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Cream of wheat is not for everybody, but those who can not stand the porridge, can still give it the second chance and try shamali cake, made by Cypriots from cream wheat and matsoni.


For cake:

Сream of wheat: 440 gram

Sugar: 100 gram

Matsoni: 200 gram

Vanilla: ½ tea spoon

Baking powder: 5 gram

For syrup:

Water: 100 gram

Sugar: 200 gram

Lemon juice: 2 gram

Cooking method

Mix cream of wheat, 100 gram of sugar, matsoni, vanilla and baking powder until smooth. Pour the mixture into a baking tin and put into the oven, previously preheated to 180°C. Bake until golden.

To make a syrup, melt 200 gram of sugar in 100 gram of water, add lemon juice and cinnamon and stir. Bring to the boil, then lower the heat and cook for 10 minutes.