Thursday, September 13, 2012

Revani ( Greek Semolina Yogurt Cake with Lime Syrup)

Lime and sugar soaked semolina cake is moist & mouth melting dessert. This recipe for Revani (also spelled Ravani) is sure to please your sweet carving soul. Its an easy recipe to make and a delightful end of any meal. This cake has multiple identities scattered throughout the Middle East, Turkey and Greece. Coconut, pistachio, almonds are some popular addition. The syrup may also optionally contain orange flower water or rose water.

Ingredient:

Semolina:                       3/4 cup
All purpose flour:           1/4 cup
Sugar:                            1/2 cup
Oil:                                1/2 Cup
Yogurt:                          1/2 Cup
Egg:                               2eggs
Baking powder:             1-2table spoon
Salt:                               1/2 tea spoon
Vanilla essence:              1tea spoon
Lime juice:                     1/4 cup
Lemon Zest:                   1tea spoon

Method:
1) Boil 1/4 cup sugar and 1/2 cup water for 5 minutes. Add lime juice and heat for another 3 minutes at low flame. Keep aside and let it cool.
2) Preheat your oven to 180 deg C.
3) Mix egg and remaining sugar together until creamy with the help of whisk. Add oil and yogurt. Mix well.
4) Add together all the dry ingredients like flour, semolina, salt, baking powder and lemon zest in a different container. Mix well.
5) Gradually add this flour mixture to the batter mixing continuously.
6) Finally add vanilla essence and pour the batter into a well greased baking dish.
7) Bake it for 45-50 minutes or until the surface is golden and knife poked in the centre comes out clean.
8) Pour the cold lime-sugar syrup all over the cake slowly when the cake is warm. Let it sit for 5 minutes and then cut it in your favourite shape
9) Top it up with cream, powdered sugar, pistachio or almond and get ready to indulge yourself.

BON APPETIT...