Desserts & Baking

Easy baklava roll-ups

Makes 12
15 minutes
25 minutes
Wine/Spirit Pairing
Villiera Jasmine White 2019

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  • 4 T ghee, melted
  • 250 g Woolworths frozen phyllo pastry, thawed
  • 250 g sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 ClemenGold, zested and juiced
  • 100 g walnuts, toasted
  • 100 g pistachios, toasted
  • 100 g almonds, toasted
  • 4 T honey

1. Line a large baking tray with baking paper.

2. Brush each sheet of phyllo pastry with the melted ghee, making 3 piles of 3 layers. Working with the widest part of the pastry facing you, cut each pile into 6 long triangles, each with a 5 cm-wide edge. Freeze until required.

3. Combine the sugar and water in a medium saucepan, stirring until all the water has been absorbed. Bring to a simmer over a low heat, then increase the heat to medium-high and boil for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat, then add the ClemenGold zest and juice.

4. While the syrup is boiling, crush the nuts separately in a mortar and pestle until a medium to fine texture has been reached. Combine, reserving 2 T crushed pistachios for topping. Mix the mixed crushed nuts with the honey.

5. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Remove the phyllo triangles from the freezer, then place 1 T nut-and-honey mixture on the widest edge of each triangle, then roll the widest edge towards the point of the triangle creating a croissant-style baklava roll-up.

6. Place each roll-up on the prepared baking tray, cover generously with the citrus syrup and bake for 20–25 minutes, or until slightly caramelised and gooey. Top with the reserved pistachios before serving.

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Photographs: Jan Ras
Food assistant: Bianca Strydom

Abigail Donnelly

Recipe by: Abigail Donnelly

Nothing excites Woolworths TASTE's Food Director quite as much as the challenge of dreaming up recipes with innovative new foods – or the thrill of creating deliciousness on a plate with the humblest of ingredients. With Abi by your side, you’ll be a cooking expert in no time at all.

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