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Lebanese Baklava Rolls

Niloufer Riyaz
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Prep Time
90 minutes
Cook Time
10 People
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ABOUT Lebanese Baklava Rolls RECIPE

Little sweet treats to satisfy the sweet tooth

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Festive
  • Middle Eastern
  • Baking
  • Dessert
  • Egg Free

Ingredients Serving: 10

  1. Thin Phyllo Dough - 1 packet
  2. Pistachio (ground) - 1 cup
  3. Walnuts (ground) - 1/4 cup
  4. Almonds (ground) - 1/4 cup
  5. Orange Blossom Water - 1 to 1 1/2 tsp
  6. Sugar - 2 tbsp
  7. Unsalted Butter (melted) - 150 gms
  8. For Sugar Syrup:
  9. Sugar - 1 cup
  10. Water - 3/4 cup
  11. Lemon juice - 1/2 to 3/4 tsp
  12. Orange Blossom Water - 1 tsp


  1. Sugar Syrup: In a small saucepan mix the water and sugar together. Place on medium heat. Stir continuously. When it starts to boil, add the lemon juice, simmer and cook for 10-15 minutes. Remove from heat and add Orange Blossom Water.
  2. Mix well and cool.
  3. For Baklava: In a bowl mix the nuts with 2 tbsp of sugar and Orange Blossom Water.
  4. Place a sheet of thawed phyllo dough on the work top, brush with melted butter, repeat this with three more sheets, buttering them every time. Place 4-5 tsp of the nuts filling along the width of the dough.
  5. Tightly roll till the thickness of the dough is 3/4th inch. Cut along the roll leaving the remaining dough. Repeat the process until the stuffing has been used.
  6. Cut each log into 2" pieces and place on a buttered tray and brush the rolls with butter.
  7. Bake in a preheated oven @ 350*F / 180°C for about 30 minutes. The baklava should be golden in colour.
  8. While it is still hot pour the syrup all over the rolls, and let them absorb it completely. Leave them aside for about 45 minutes.
  9. Baklava rolls is ready to be served. These can be kept in an air tight container at room temperature for 2-3 weeks.

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Leena Korgaonkar
Leena Korgaonkar   May-10-2018

Where do we get thin phylo dough?

Ashwita kumar
Ashwita kumar   Nov-02-2015

Beautiful dish! please suggest an alternate for Orange Blossom Water ??

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