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Recipe: spiced semolina apple cake for Cook for Syria

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I’ll be the first to admit I know very little about Syrian food, so this recipe is loosely inspired by spices you find in the Middle East. If you love Syrian food, I’d love to hear about your favourite dishes in the comments section below.

In my spiced semolina apple cake, a heady mix of cinammon, cardamom, ginger and black pepper is combined with a nutty spelt semolina, (you can use regular semolina or even replace it with plain flour, if you can’t find the spelt variety) and lots of apples, which makes the cake extremely moist (and reduces the amount of sugar you need to add).

I’ve put together this recipe for a fantastic campaign Cook for Syria (#cookforsyria), which is a month long celebration of Syrian cuisine, in aid of the largest humanitarian crisis of our time. The campaign has been devised collaboratively by friend of Khoollect, Clerkenwell Boy and runs from 31 October to 30 November 2016. You can donate via the website, and pre-order the Cook for Syria cookbook if you’d like to. And, follow the campaign on Instagram, to see who’s getting involved and how it’s progressing.

 

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Preparation Time25 MINUTES

Cooking Time25-30 MINUTES

Resting Time0 MINUTES

Serves8-10

LevelEasy


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Preparation Time25 MINUTES

Cooking Time25-30 MINUTES

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Serves8-10

LevelEasy


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I’ll be the first to admit I know very little about Syrian food, so this recipe is loosely inspired by spices you find in the Middle East. If you love Syrian food, I’d love to hear about your favourite dishes in the comments section below.

In my spiced semolina apple cake, a heady mix of cinammon, cardamom, ginger and black pepper is combined with a nutty spelt semolina, (you can use regular semolina or even replace it with plain flour, if you can’t find the spelt variety) and lots of apples, which makes the cake extremely moist (and reduces the amount of sugar you need to add).

I’ve put together this recipe for a fantastic campaign Cook for Syria (#cookforsyria), which is a month long celebration of Syrian cuisine, in aid of the largest humanitarian crisis of our time. The campaign has been devised collaboratively by friend of Khoollect, Clerkenwell Boy and runs from 31 October to 30 November 2016. You can donate via the website, and pre-order the Cook for Syria cookbook if you’d like to. And, follow the campaign on Instagram, to see who’s getting involved and how it’s progressing.

 

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