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Middle-Eastern baklava

Middle-Eastern baklava

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 30

Cook Time : 35

Total Time : 65

Ingredients

Serves

  • 500g good-quality Turkish delight*

  • 50g almond meal

  • 200g walnuts, finely chopped

  • 2 teaspoons rosewater

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 1 cup caster sugar

  • 9 sheets filo pastry

  • 100g butter, melted

  • Rose petals, to garnish

  • Turkish coffee, to serve

Directions

  • 01

    Preheat oven to 190°C.

  • 02

    Cut the Turkish delight into small cubes and place in a bowl with the icing sugar from the box, the almond meal, walnuts, half the rosewater, the lemon juice and half the caster sugar. Stir to combine, then set aside.

  • 03

    Place the remaining caster sugar and 1 cup water in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Decrease heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes. Stir in the remaining rosewater and set aside to cool.

  • 04

    Place 1 sheet of filo on a workbench and brush with butter. Repeat with 2 more sheets. Place a third of the filling along a long end of the buttered pastry, then roll up, twisting the ends to enclose. Brush the top with butter. Repeat with remaining filo and filling to make 3 rolls.

  • 05

    Place on a greased baking tray and bake for 30 minutes. Brush with a little syrup and set aside to cool.

  • 06

    Once cool, slice diagonally and drizzle with the extra syrup. Garnish with the rose petals and serve with Turkish coffee.

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