- Beat vigorously the egg yolks with the sugar.
- Aside, in a pot, put the olive oil, the honey and take to the boil.
- Leave it to cool and add the beaten sugar and egg yolks. Mix the flour with the baking powder and finally the egg whites whisked until stiff.
- Pour in a tray greased with butter and dusted with flour and bake in the oven.
- Cut into squares when cold. It can also bake in a tin and decorated freely.Oven 180 ºC
|Recipe’s Personal Background||How did you learn this recipe?||With my mother, grandmother and cooking school|
|Is there some memory/historical event connected to this recipe?||Until the introduction of sugar in cooking, candies were made with honey. This happened during the 14th century when sugar was introduced as a consequence of the first globalization and knowledge of the world – the odyssey of the discoveries. This cake was usually made by his mother or grandfather on family weekends. Served as a snack.|
|Personal reference to tradition transmitted by relatives (preparing together, sharing, eating together etc.)?||_|
|Mediterranean Background||Any tradition this receipe is connected to? If yes, which one? Can you describe it?||_|
|Any Festivity this recipe is connected to? If yes, which one? Can you describe it?||_|
|Is your recipe connected to the territory you live in? Is it strictly linked to the specificity of the agricultural environment?||This recipe is strongly attached to the traditions of the hills. Honey was used instead of sugar and olive oil instead of butter. These ingredients were easily accessible to the population.|
|Season (season this food is linked to)||_|
|Ingredient||Nutritional Importance||Health Benefits|
|Wheat flour (bread)||Source of carbohydrates. High glycaemic index. The plain/white wheat flour has a low content in fibre and micronutrients when compared with whole wheat flour||Significant health benefits are only found in the whole wheat flour which, compared to normal/white wheat flour, has higher contents of fibre, minerals and anti-oxidant. There are wheat flours enriched with specific vitamins or minerals which, in some cases, can fulfil nutritional deficiencies.|
|Eggs||Each egg (medium size – 45 g) has approximately 67 calories. It contains proteins of high biological value, which are important for human food. Rich in vitamins A, D, K, B2, B12 and folate. Regarding to its mineral composition, the most important elements are selenium, zinc and iodine. It contains phytochemicals such as lutein and zeaxanthin.||The intake of eggs seems to be beneficial for the earlier establishment of satiety levels. Its lutein and zeaxanthin levels may reduce the development of cataracts and macular degeneration.|
|Sugar||100% Carbohydrates||High in calories and therefore a source of energy.|
|Honey||Source of simple absorption carbohydrates: glucose and fructose.||Some studies show the possible benefits of honey for gastrointestinal diseases.|
|Olive oil||Source of mono-unsaturated fat. It contains vitamins E and K.||The main fatty acid of olive oil, oleic acid, is more resistant to oxidation than polyunsaturated oils, reducing total and LDL cholesterol (“bad” cholesterol), while increasing the HDL fraction (“good” cholesterol). The phenolic compound of olive oil has anti-inflammatory properties which softens cell membranes while turning them more resistant to the action of free radicals. This protective effect of olive oil also extends to the decrease of arterial blood pressure, to the strengthening of the immune system and to the prevention of certain types of cancers.|
|Is it suggested to eat this meal if you suffer from some disease? If yes, for which one?||No|
What is the primary base with which your food is prepared? Is this a derivative of oil or another base?
|What nutrition related illnesses or deficiencies are common in your area? Are there holistic or nutrition based remedies connected to these aliments?||No, there is no treatment based on this recipe.|