Soji Squares


  • 250ml semolina or taystee wheat
  • 100ml sugar
  • 150ml cake flour
  • 60ml grounds almonds
  • 10ml baking powder
  • 100ml melted butter
  • 150ml full cream milk
  • Syrup
    • 150ml honey
    • 100ml cold water
    • 30ml orange blossom essence

Here’s how:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees celsius.
  2. Place the semolina, sugar, cake flour, ground almonds and baking powder into a mixing bowl.
  3. Whisk the dry ingredients to evenly combine.
  4. Add the melted butter and milk.
  5. Mix well until smooth.
  6. Place the mixture in a well greased oven proof casserole and bake for 25 – 30 minutes.
  7. Remove from the oven and slice immediately.
  8. For the Syrup
    1. Combine the honey and water in a small pan.
    2. Bring to the boil and simmer for 5 minutes – the syrup should not be thick.
    3. Pour the orange blossom essence into the honey syrup and stir.
    4. Pour the hot syrup over the soji squares as they come out of the oven.
    5. Leave the squares to soak.
    6. Serve garnished with rose petals or almonds.