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Sakshi Khanna
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Classic Turkish dessert full of nuts topped with a crisp flaky pastry..seems complicated but is actually so simple, try it yourself!

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Greek
  • Baking
  • Dessert

Ingredients Serving: 6

  1. 1 1/2 cup almond flakes chopped
  2. 1 cup walnuts chopped
  3. 1/3 cup fine sugar
  4. 1/2 cup cashew nuts chopped
  5. 2 cups castor sugar
  6. 2 cups water
  7. 200 g unsalted butter
  8. 2 tsp cinnamon powder
  9. 2 tsp lemon juice
  10. A pinch of clove powder
  11. 15-20 puff pastry sheets
  12. Pistachios for garnish


  1. Mix the almonds, walnuts, cashew nuts, Sugar, cinnamon, clove powder in a small bowl.
  2. Heat a saucepan. Add water and sugar and bring to boil. Simmer for 10-15 mins until the syrup is a little thick.
  3. In a baking dish, evenly brush the butter. Butter 10 sheets of pastry and lay them one after the other in the baking dish.
  4. Spread the filling on the sheets evenly.
  5. Cover the filling by another 10 buttered pastry sheets. Brush the top of pastry with butter after layering with last sheet.
  6. Mark the pastry sheets in square shapes or diamond shapes.
  7. Pre heat the oven to 160 degrees C and bake it for an hour, until the top of pastry turns brown.
  8. When its baked, take it out of the oven and slowly pour the syrup evenly on top.
  9. Let the pastry soak the syrup for 5-6 hours in refrigerator.
  10. Once its ready, serve it on plates. Garnish with pistachios and more syrup if desired.

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Rewa Chadha
Rewa Chadha   Aug-13-2016

any other substitute of Puff Pastry Sheet ? can chappaties made of maida be used in place of puff pastry sheets ?

Nitu Phookan
Nitu Phookan   Aug-13-2016

What is the another option of puff pastry sheets? can u suggesst me the recipe of puff pastry sheet...

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