Baklava ( Lebanese Recipe)


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World famous dessert from middle eastern countries. Each country in this region has its own recipe for baklava. There are many combinations and variations for this sinfully calorie laden dessert. Samosa pattis have been used instead of the filo pastry as the latter is not easily available in india.

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Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:     Makes 4 servings
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Ingredients

4 ready-made frozen samosa pattis
oil for deep-frying
honey for drizzling

For The Filling
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (akhrot)
1/4 cup soaked and chopped figs
1/4 cup soaked and chopped apricots
1/4 cup chopped dates (khajur)
1/4 tsp cinnamon (dalchini) powder
2 tbsp honey
2 tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp lemon juice

Method
  1. Cut each samosa patti into 3 to get 75 mm. X 62 mm. (3" x 2½") rectangles. You will get 12 pieces in all.
  2. Heat the oil in a kadhai and deep-fry the samosa pattis till golden brown. Drain on absorbent paper and keep aside.
  3. Mix all the ingredients for the filling together and divide into 8 equal portions. Keep aside.
  4. Place one samosa patti piece on a flat surface and place one portion of the filling on it taking care to leave the sides clean.
  5. Place another piece of samosa patti on top.
  6. Put another portion of the filling on it again taking care to leave the sides clean.
  7. Top with the third piece of the samosa patti.
  8. Repeat with the remaining samosa pattis and filling to make 3 more baklavas.
  9. Drizzle honey on top and serve immediately.


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 on 01 Jan 11 11:35 AM


Heavily loaded with calories, but each calorie is worth those mouthfuls of the beautiful, rich dessert! Yummy!