Warm Tsoureki Sandwich With Whipped Manouri and Figs With Almond Recipe

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Warm Tsoureki Sandwich With Whipped Manouri and Figs With Almond
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  1. Prepare the Figs: Remove the stems from the figs and cut.
  2. Into quarters.
  3. Toss the figs and sugar together in a bowl.
  4. Place the Mavrodafni wine and vanilla bean in a stainless steel.
  5. Pot and heat over medium flame.
  6. Pour the figs and sugar into the pot and cook, stirring occasionally, until the figs become very soft and bubbly, about 20-25 minutes.
  7. Remove the vanilla bean, let the liquid cool slightly and puree with an immersion blender.
  8. Chill completely before using.
  9. Prepare the Cheese Filling: Fit a table-top mixer with the paddle attachment.
  10. Place the cheese and yogurt into the bowl and paddle at medium speed 1-2 minutes, until light and fully.
  11. Switch to the whip attachment and mix another 30 seconds or until completely smooth and free of lumps.
  12. Reserve.
  13. For the Almond Milk: Take the lightly toasted almonds and place them in a bowl of a food processor along with the sugar and water.
  14. Pulse until you make a thick paste that is slightly chunky. (The paste will pull away from the side of the bowl and form a small ball.).
  15. Combine the almond paste with the milk and cream in a stainless steel saucepan.
  16. Place over medium heat, bring to a light simmer, lower to a bare simmer and cook 10-12 minutes stirring occasionally.
  17. Remove from heat, stir in the almond extract, and let milk cool to room temperature.
  18. Strain, discard the almonds and reserve the strained almond milk.
  19. When ready to use, reheat the milk and keep warm until ready to serve.
  20. To assemble the Warm Tsoureki Sandwich: Cut the Tsoureki.
  21. Into 36 1/4-inch oval slices, lightly coat each half of the slices with.
  22. 1 1/2 teaspoons of the whipped cheese and yogurt.
  23. Coat the other half of the remaining slices with 1/2 a teaspoon of the fig spoon sweet.
  24. Place the bread slices with the cheese spread and fig spoon sweets together to make 18 sandwiches.
  25. Take 3 tablespoons of butter, at room temperature, and lightly coat each sandwich on both exterior sides of the bread.
  26. Place a 10” non-stick pan over medium-high heat.
  27. Place 4-5 sandwiches in the pan buttered side down and cook until golden, 2-4 minutes (as you would French toast).
  28. Turn and continue to cook until golden on both sides.
  29. Remove the sandwiches from the pan, set aside and keep warm.
  30. Repeat this process with the remaining sandwiches.
  31. On a long plate, place 3 warm sandwiches slightly overlapping like shingles and place a small shot glass or other small cup filled with the Almond Milk. Top the Almond Milk with foam to resemble a cappuccino and serve.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 709.85 Kcal (2972 kJ)
Calories from fat 241.12 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 26.79g 41%
Cholesterol 16.6mg 6%
Sodium 191.84mg 8%
Potassium 1200.69mg 26%
Total Carbs 110.2g 37%
Sugars 87.51g 350%
Dietary Fiber 12.05g 48%
Protein 23g 46%
Vitamin C 6.3mg 11%
Iron 1.4mg 8%
Calcium 466.5mg 47%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 116.94 Kcal (490 kJ)
Calories from fat 39.72 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.41g 41%
Cholesterol 2.73mg 6%
Sodium 31.6mg 8%
Potassium 197.8mg 26%
Total Carbs 18.15g 37%
Sugars 14.42g 350%
Dietary Fiber 1.99g 48%
Protein 3.79g 46%
Vitamin C 1mg 11%
Iron 0.2mg 8%
Calcium 76.8mg 47%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 15.6
  • 20

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • very low sodium,
  • low cholesterol

Bad Points

  • High in Sugar

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