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Description Edit

Pastries

Samboosak Hilwah

This recipe is for 4 servings.

Ingredients Edit

Filling Edit

Glaze Edit

Directions Edit

  1. Combine the filling ingredients (saffron, rosewater, almonds, ⅓ cup sugar, and cardamom).
  2. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  3. Grease 1 or 2 baking sheets.
  4. Cut the defrosted filo strips 2½ to 3 inches wide, stacking and covering with a slightly dampened towel to prevent drying.
  5. Lay 3 to 4 strips on your work surface and brush lightly with melted butter.
  6. Layer a second strip on top of each.
  7. Place a tablespoon of the filling toward the bottom right-hand corner of each strip.
  8. Fold that corner diagonally over to the top left-hand corner, forming a triangle.
  9. As you fold, be certain that the side of the strip lines up perfectly with the folded portion.
  10. Then fold straight up.
  11. Continue as if folding a flag, alternately folding the bottom corners in a diagonal pattern and up.
  12. Place on the baking sheet.
  13. Repeat with remaining dough.
  14. Brush the tops of the pastries lightly with a bit of egg and sprinkle with sugar.
  15. Bake for 15 – 20 minutes, until golden brown.

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