Arabic pastries are about the healthiest sweets you will ever eat!
Nuts, honey, dried fruits encased in a crunchy golden pastry shell as thin as paper. Yum!
A variety of ingredients can be used, and a variety of ways to assemble, but in the end, they are always inviting.
Ingredients: (this recipe makes 2 rolls)
- Pistachios – 1 cup
- Cinnamon – 1 tablespoon (ground)
- Cloves – ½ teaspoon (ground)
- Chevre Cheese – 2 tablespoons
- Honey – ¼ cup for filling and more to drizzle after cooked
- Filo dough – 6 sheets
- Butter – about 6 tablespoons melted
Crush nuts, and spices together. Add cheese and honey, and blend.
Brush melted butter lightly across 3 layers of filo dough.
Place half of the filling in a log at one end of the sheets.
Roll the end over, brush with butter, continue rolling and brushing until the roll is complete.
Make small diagonal slices across the top of the roll, taking care not to cut all the way through.
Baste again with butter.
Bake at 325 until the crust is golden.
Drizzle more honey across the top while still warm.
Cool, and slice the remainder of the way through.
Will keep for weeks in the fridge.