I like to call my dish the cousin of a Baklava; Honey cake
Ethnic name is: Shendetli
3 cups of flower
1 cup of sugar
2-3 table spoons of honey
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1-2 cups of chopped walnuts
1 cup of butter
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1 cup of water
Mix the eggs, sugar and honey in a bowl then mix flower and baking soda in another bowl and add it to the initial mix. Afterwards add the chopped walnuts. Then you mix everything together and then you grease the pan with butter and then pour the batter in the pan. Next, bake the outcome for 25-30 minutes in 350 degrees F. After you bake it, you let the entire thing cool down to cut it in pieces. In another pan you prepare syrup--- for the syrup you use three cups of water and 2 and 1/2 cups of sugar- heat it up and then you have to wait until the syrup cools down a bit so that its goes down to medium temp and then you pour the syrup over the honey cake.
Because the sugar, vanilla extract, butter and baking soda is process it leaves the flower, water and walnuts to be the ingredients to appear less processed. In that light I believe that 90% of my ingredients are processed.
Honey cake is popular in Albania and Mediterranean countries.
One piece of the cake is a lot of calories as it contains a lot of processed materials with much sugar. Although the cake does not have many ingredients that are unpronounceable, it could negatively impact blood pressure. Clearly one should not eat this and only this or they would lack in a great deal amount of nutrition as this food consists of a lot of sugar.
Due to the inorganic circumstances, one can inference that the higher food companies are responsible for the fact that this food is 90% unhealthy as it is processed. If the flower, butter, vanilla extract and baking soda was organic, I think that the percentage of this food being healthy would be significantly greater.
The things used to make this dessert average to a total cost of 15-20 dollars.
I made two food rules that describe two different aspects of one component. So, where I come from in Europe, we don't respect food that is processed or labeled with ingredients that the average person could not fathom. So I basically made an anti-processed food slide and another one that basically tells average people to eat food containing readable ingredients.
I have gained a lot of insight about how little things impact the food system as a whole. I personally feel as though our food systems are a microcosm of the world. Much of the world doesn't even have food and to think that there are problems within the food systems that we do have, is warped. Really, the reason why there is not enough food for everyone in the world is because of the bigger food industries, more concerned about money than the common good. As this unit taught me about little things such as raising awareness to people about what they eat has shown to prove that the food systems in this world have a lot to work on. For instance, now some supermarkets label food as organic, inorganic, genetically modified through colors. This is a huge deal when putting these little details into the greater picture. As these labels concern the majority of people's healths it concerns a countries health. So really these labels are a step to progress the food systems that are corrupted by these rich companies that promote junk or unhealthy food. This only comes to show that when there are systems that stand for good and truth, there will always be resistance. As a citizen and a humanitarian I will always stand for the truth and good of what food is and I always try to eat healthier that when is put in front of me.