• 8 cups of sugar
  • 8 cinnamon sticks
  • 8 cloves
  • Cup of honey
  • 1 cup of olive oil
  • 2 cups of semolina
  • A cup of walnuts


  • STEP 1
    In a pot, add the 4 cups of water, 8 cups sugar, 8 cinnamon stick, 8 cloves, and bring to boil for 5 minutes, turn off the heat and add the honey.
  • STEP 2
    In a deep pot, on medium to high heat add the extra virgin olive oil and 2 cups of semolina. Constantly stir with a wooden spatula until the color changes from a golden blonde to a golden brown.
  • STEP 3
    Once the color changes add the 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon. Stir.
  • STEP 4
    Very carefully, slowly add small amounts of the simple syrup to the semolina (the hot syrup will steam and splatter so be careful).
  • STEP 5
    On a medium-low heat, continually stir until the mixture thickens. Add the almonds and stir.
  • STEP 6
    Transfer to a cake pan and let it cool. Turn over onto a cake platter and dust with cinnamon.

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