Lent cake (Farayek bzait)

Lent cake (Farayek bzait)
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Servings Prep Time
8persons 30minutes
Cook Time
30minutes
Servings Prep Time
8persons 30minutes
Cook Time
30minutes
Lent cake (Farayek bzait)
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Servings Prep Time
8persons 30minutes
Cook Time
30minutes
Servings Prep Time
8persons 30minutes
Cook Time
30minutes
Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. • Measure and sieve the dough in a large container. Mix in the salt, sugar, crushed mastic gum, and the yeast.
  2. • Add the oil and mix together with your fingers or dough mixer if available until the oil is totally absorbed.
  3. • Add the warm water in a small quantities each time and continue mixing until the dough is smooth elastic texture.
  4. • Shape the dough into small balls and flatten them out on a greased oven tray few centimeters apart.
  5. • Leave the cakes to rest covered with a clean kitchen towel in a warm area until they have doubled in size.
  6. • Bake in a hot oven 230C for half an hour
Recipe Notes

For better taste sprinkle the cakes with a sesame seeds and brush them with egg whites, beaten with a tablespoon full of water.

Recipe Notes

Contributor: Majad Atiyeh, 76
Place: Bethlehem, Palestine
Personal Background

Housewife

Recipe’s Personal Background How did you learn this recipe? I learned it from my mother.
Is there some memory/historical event connected to this recipe? It is usually prepared at the forth Sunday of the fasting days which is the mid of the fasting period before Easter time. Lent is the Christian period of fasting.
Personal reference to tradition transmitted by relatives (preparing together, sharing, eating together etc.)? No
Mediterranean Background Any tradition this receipe is connected to? If yes, which one? Can you describe it? No
Any Festivity this recipe is connected to? If yes, which one? Can you describe it? It is connected to the Lent period, before the Cristian Easter.
Is your recipe connected to the territory you live in? Is it strictly linked to the specificity of the agricultural environment?
It has good amount of olive oil which is very famous and very tasty in Bethlehem area, where some people are used to preparing it in the traditional way on the stone grinder.
Season (season this food is linked to) It can be consumed at all seasons.
Ingredient Nutritional Importance Health Benefits
Flour Amount Per 100 grams
• 364 Calories
• 76 g Carbohydrate
• 2.7 g Dietary fiber
• 1 g Total Fat
• 0.2 g Saturated fat
• 0.4 g Polyunsaturated fat
• 0.1g Monounsaturated fat
• 10 g Protein
• Vitamin B-6 5%
Flour considerably lowers the hazards of heart diseases
Sugar Amount Per 1 serving 1 cube (2.3 g ).
• 9 Calories
• 2.3 g Carbohydrate
• 0 g Dietary fiber
• 0 g Total Fat
• 0 g Saturated fat
• 0 mg Cholesterol
• Protein 0 g
High in calories and therefore a source of energy.
Yeast Amount Per 1 tbsp (12 g)
• 39 Calories
• 0 mg Cholesterol
• 6 mg Sodium
• 115 mg Potassium
• 0.9 g Total Fat
• 0.1 g Saturated fat
• 0 g Polyunsaturated fat
• 0.5 g Monounsaturated fat
• 4.9 g Carbohydrate
• 3.2 g Dietary fiber
• 4.9 g Protein
It is healthy for Blood Sugar
Olive oil 100 grams of olive oil provide:
• 884 calories.
• 0 g carbohydrates
• 0 g dietary fiber
• 216 g total fat
• 30 g saturated fat
• 0 mg cholesterol
• 0 g protein
Olive Oil is the healthiest fat in the world.
Additional information
Is it suggested to eat this meal if you suffer from some disease? If yes, for which one? Control Blood sugar
What is the primary base with which your food is prepared? Is this a derivative of oil or another base? Its bases are starch and sugar, while it also contains a fair amount of olive oil.
What nutrition related illnesses or deficiencies are common in your area? Are there holistic or nutrition based remedies connected to these aliments?