- 500g flour
- 200g Water
- 50g oil
- 5g salt
- 15g yeast
- 150g Walnuts
- 150g almond
- 20g rose water
- 20g flower water
- grape molasses or honey as desired
- Add the flour, salt, yeast, oil and water to the mixing bowl and mix until you get good stretchy dough.
- Grind the walnuts and almonds and mix with rose and flower water in a bowl.
- Fill the rolled dough then fold it from the middle outwards then bake.
|Recipe’s Personal Background||How did you learn this recipe?||From my mother.|
|Is there some memory/historical event connected to this recipe?||This recipe is famous in Amshit and is traditionally prepared at weddings|
|Personal reference to tradition transmitted by relatives (preparing together, sharing, eating together etc.)?||All three sisters ( Loranza, Marta and Losoy) work in baking.|
|Mediterranean Background||Any tradition this receipe is connected to? If yes, which one? Can you describe it?||Yes it is served at weddings and happy occasions especially in Amshit and can be called Baqlawat Amshit.|
|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?||Yes it is part of Amshit heritage and is only prepared in Amshit|
|Season (season this food is linked to)||Winter and summer.|
|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.|
|Walnuts||Rich in omega 3, fibers and protein||Reduce the risk of cancer, diabetes. Good for heart and brain health|
|Almonds||Source of mono-unsaturated fat. It is an excellent source of fibre when eaten with its peel. Rich in vitamin E and magnesium. Good source of calcium and iron.||Proven evidence on the reduction of cholesterol oxidation and in the prevention of atherosclerosis. Almonds are a natural source of phytosterols which reduce the intestinal absorption of cholesterol.|
|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?
| Olive oil ( extracted from olives)
Walnuts oil ( extracted from walnuts)
Almond oil ( extracted from almond)
All these oils are healthy and good for the heart and brain.
|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.|