Poppy Seed Cake

Haşhaşlı Ve Damla Sakızlı Revani

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Appears in
Yashim Cooks Istanbul

By Jason Goodwin

Published 2016

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This is a classic Istanbul palace pudding, sweet and soft, with hints of vanilla. You can also add mastic, traditionally brought from the island of Chios, for the scent of Mediterranean pine woods.


For syrup

  • granulated sugar 300g/1 cup
  • water 375


  • First make the syrup. Bring the sugar and water to the boil, stirring until the sugar melts. Stir for another five minutes while letting the oven heat up to 180°C. Set the syrup aside to cool.
  • Pour the sugar into a mixing bowl. Break in the eggs and whisk to a froth. Continue beating as you add the olive oil, then the milk, semolina, flour, baking powder and vani