Pistachio Cardamon Lemon Baklawa

Prep time: 30 mins.           Feeds: 8 people.       Equipment needed: High Speed Blender, Food Processor, Dehydrator

STEP 1) Filo Pastry

Ingredients

  • 4 peeled apples
  • 1 handful of activated golden flax seeds
  • 1 tbsp of lemon juice
  • 1 pinch of cinnamon

Method:

Blend all ingredients until real smooth. Spread on tray as shown in photo and dehydrate for ~12 hours or until totally dry. 

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STEP 2) Pistachio Filling

Ingredients

  • 10 dates
  • 1/4 tsp of cardamon
  • Juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • 2 handful of raw activated pistachios

Method:

Grind all ingredients until well chopped.

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STEP 3) Assemble, cut and store

Cut the filo pastry sheet into 4 rectangles and spread the walnut filling on 3 of them. Place one on top the other and place the last sheet on top. Pour Orange Blossom water on top of the whole baklawa (appx 2 tbsp) or sweetened water with coconut nectar or raw pure honey. Now keep the baklawa covered in the fridge for few hours. In this time, the filo pastry sheets and filling will soak up the water and its aroma and get soft and juicy.

After the soaking stage, you can finally cut the baklawa into diamond shapes, sprinkle finely chopped pistachio and enjoy. Can be stored in the fridge for up to a week. If it lasts 🙂

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