Recipe

Chocolate baklava rolls

  • 45 mins preparation
  • Makes 16 Item
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Ingredients

Filling
  • 3/4 cup (120g) blanched almonds
  • 1 cup (100g) walnuts
  • 50 gram dark chocolate (63 per cent cocoa), chopped coarsely
  • 2 tablespoon caster sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Baklava rolls
  • 6 sheets filo pastry
  • 50 gram butter, melted
Honey syrup
  • 3/4 cup (165g) caster sugar
  • 3/4 cup (180ml) water
  • 1/4 cup (90g) honey
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Method

Chocolate baklava rolls
  • 1
    Preheat oven to 190°C (170°C fan-forced). Line a large oven tray with baking paper.
  • 2
    To make filling, spread the nuts on the prepared tray; bake for 6-8 minutes or until browned lightly. Cool completely. Process the nuts, chocolate, sugar and cinnamon, using the pulse button, until finely chopped.
  • 3
    Lay the sheets of filo flat on a bench, cover with a clean tea towel, then a damp tea towel (this will help stop it from drying out). Layer 3 filo sheets, brushing between each with melted butter. Spread half the filling evenly over the layered pastry, leaving a 3cm border along both long sides. Starting at a long side, roll up filo to form a log. Cut logs in half. Place on the prepared oven tray and brush well with butter. Repeat with remaining filo, butter and filling.
  • 4
    Bake for about 18 minutes or until browned lightly and pastry is crisp.
  • 5
    To make honey syrup, combine the sugar, water and honey in a small saucepan. Stir over medium heat until sugar dissolves. Bring to a simmer. Simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes or until thickened slightly. Stir in lemon juice.
  • 6
    Stand rolls on tray for 5 minutes to cool slightly. Cut each log into 4 and place in a shallow heatproof dish just large enough to hold the pastries. Pour hot honey syrup over rolls.

Notes

Set aside for 4 hours or overnight for the syrup to be absorbed. Serve with any remaining syrup drizzled over. Not suitable to freeze or microwave.

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