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Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Mosaic Cake

(Mozaik Pasta)

Mosaic Cake
60 ml unsalted butter, melted
1/2 cup ground sugar
1/2 cup milk
4-5 heaping tbsp cocoa
1/4 cup hazelnuts, crumbled, lightly roasted (optional)
300 gr social tea biscuits, use thin ones or Turkish Ulker or Eti Petit Beurre

Mix all the ingredients, except the biscuits, in a large plastic bowl with a spoon. Break the biscuits into small pieces. Put them in the mixture and mix together. Place the mixture in the center of a 50 cm long piece of aluminum foil. Give it a long log-like shape with the spoon. Then with the aluminum foil, first fold over the long sides tightly, then fold the rims. Give it a log shape with your hands. Put it in freezer. Leave it there for at least 2 hours. When you want to have some, open the aluminum foil, slice 1 inch thick slices and serve while still cold. You can keep the rest in the freezer covered with the aluminium foil.

Mosaic Cake with Orange Jam

Mosaic Cake with Orange Jam

1/2 cup Orange Jam, cut in small pieces

Prepare the Mosaic Cake in the same way. Add Orange Jam pieces and toss. Put in the freezer and serve.


At 9:28 AM, Blogger yazbükey said...

görünce nasılda canım çekti şimdi :)

At 6:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Afte reading this recipe, I now weight 2kg more! :)

At 6:24 PM, Anonymous leila said...

To Anonymous - It's fine to eat sweets as long as you don't overdo it. In fact your body needs it once in a while. This looks like a very yummy dessert...

At 4:24 AM, Anonymous ipek said...

I have always loved this cake as it is easy to make. Special tip from my Uncle Suhan - try a citrus jam as a glaze. Yum!

At 1:50 PM, Anonymous Tabitha said...

Quick and easy! Just like babaanne's! Thank you so much for the recipe. Your site has the best collection of turkish recipes!

At 6:50 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Ipek,
Orange Jam pieces go very well with it as well, which I will post
soon. I'll also try Uncle Suhan's tip :)

At 6:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This looks so good, I had to try it. But I'm afraid I didn't get the conversions right. 300 gr of biscuits seemed like a lot for the recipe.
Thank you for sharing the recipes. My mother-in-law is Turkish and is the most wonderful cook! But all of her recipes are in Turkish and I am still learning....I love that you have the recipes in Turkish and English. What a labor of love!

At 4:28 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Thank you for trying my recipes:) Hopefully you can surprise your
mother-in-law with them :)
300 gr of biscuits are not much. It will absorb all the other
ingredients and combine very well. But if you like, add biscuits
little by little until you think it is sufficient:)

At 7:40 PM, Anonymous Ayse said...

I just found your website today! Thank you so much for all these great recipes! My mother was Turkish and passed away about 15 years ago - all these recipes make me think about the great meals she used to make! I was just thinking today about mozaik pasta (although my mother called it Turkish Delight). I can't wait to make it myself! Thank you again. Aysegul

At 6:43 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Aysegul,
Thank you very much:) I hope my recipes are as good as your mums:) I am sorry for your loss. If you have any recipes you'd like me to post,
please don't hesitate to ask. If I know it, I'd love to post it for
Take care,

At 8:04 AM, Anonymous Mei Li said...

Dear Binnur,

I substituted "Graham Crackers" (used for cheesecake crusts) for the Petit Beurre biscuits because they were not available in my country. It was the closest thing I could find when it comes to taste.

They turned out ok, thank you for sharing this recipe =)


At 11:19 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Dear MeiMei,
Thank you:) What a clever substitute I like it:) I am glad it turned out well. Possibilities are endless for us cooks:)
Take care,

At 4:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Binnur Abla You rock!!
Your recipes so easy to make . all i need to do is to print em out and hand it to my wife:

bugun adana kebabin ardindan mozaik pastaya yuklenicem. su an dolapta sonmayi bekliyor hehe

Keep up the good work!
fatih usa

At 1:59 AM, Anonymous Deniz ipek said...

In Australia use Arnott's Arrowroot biscuits.

Keep up the great work Binnur Abla!
Deniz ipek

At 10:22 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

Sevgili Deniz,
Thank you for the information:)

At 9:54 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello, Binnur!

I am russian, and in Russia we have the same recipe for "mosaik cake". Only we called it "chocolate salami" :).

At 5:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hI, I cant seem to get the cake thick enough to mold mine comes out almost like water if you would answer me soon as I am having a prayer meeting on thursday and have to get this right Thank you so much

At 6:52 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

It looks like, you forgot to add 300 gr social tea biscuits into the mixture:)

At 12:03 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have tried using animal crackers since my daughter loves them and it turned out great.
I love your site. I have been looking for a site like this.

Love it!

Selda Seppala

At 6:08 PM, Anonymous menar said...

This was one of my favorites when I was little, so I tried but only used 150 grams biscuit and believe me it was totally enough! I think there is something wrong about the amount of biscuits. If you want to double the other ingredients it would work that way but with the written amount there is way too much biscuit in there.The taste was perfect by the way...

At 4:20 PM, Anonymous Elif said...

I just love your blog:))) I discovered it today after searching for healthy dishes to make my husband and I. My parents are Turkish and trying to cook like my mother has always been challenging for me. But with your help I may be in luck!! Thanks,

At 4:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I totally love this recipe.Also in Italy they called this recipe as Choc.Salami ( i doubt its russian since salami is well known name in Italian kitchen)Do you have any idea about the recipe called "snow white"-pamuk prenses.Thats how my aunt was calling but not sure if its the orginal name.
Rgds from Luxembourg

At 3:11 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Esra,
Probably your aunt gave this pretty name to the recipe:) If you give more information about it I can be more helpful:)
Take care,

At 7:24 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


We have it as well in Hungary ,and we call it chocolate salami just as like Russians:-)
I love yours website Binnur. Have done some borek the other day and it turned out great.

At 2:59 AM, Blogger Progressio said...

I want to say that thisis a great site, thank you!

How many grams is in 60 ml of butter?

At 5:54 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Thank you:)
60 ml butter = 4 tbsp butter


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