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Salonika’s delights

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Moussaka, Petalaki, Saragli
and Baklava
Today I had dinner like a greek…

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Salonika’s delights:

1 Filo pastry packaging
125 g butter, melted (pode ser necessária mais manteiga)

Syrup:
500 g sugar
water (as needed)
¼ orange, diced
¼ lemon, diced
1 cinnamon stick

Bring all the ingredients to boil for some minutes until the sugar completely dissolves.
Set aside.

Baklava’s filling:
100 g walnuts, finely chopped
100 g almonds, finely chopped
10 g nutmeg
10 g cinnamon, powdered

Combine all the ingredients.
Roll out a filo pastry sheet and brush with melted butter.
Spread the filling on one end of the pastry and roll the filo sheet.
Repeat this process to make another roll.
Roll out a filo pastry dough and brush with melted butter.
Place the two rolls on one end of the filo sheet and roll tightly.
Slice the roll.

Petalaki’s filling:
50 g sesame seeds

Roll out a filo pastry sheet and brush with melted butter.
Sprinke with the sesame seeds and place another butter brushed filo sheet on top.
Fold the sheets in half and roll to make a cylinder.
Cut in pieces and fold in horseshoe’s shape.

Saragli’s filling:
100 g hazelnuts, finely chopped
100 g pinenuts, finely chopped
10 g nutmeg
10 g cinnamon, powdered

Roll out two filo pastry sheets overlapped in half and brush with melted butter.
Spread the filling on one end of the pastry and roll the filo sheet.
Slice the roll.

Place all the “delights” on a greased baking sheet.
Brush the top of each piece with melted butter.
Bake for 30 minutes at 180ºC.
Remove from oven and pour the syrup over the delights.
Let it cool down with the syrup for at least a couple of hours before serving.

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6 Responses to “Salonika’s delights”

  1. Marija em 5 May, 2009

    Yum!

  2. Abby em 5 May, 2009

    I’ve never seen it rolled! It’s always sliced around here. But your way is so much prettier.

  3. Katerina em 6 May, 2009

    Well, these are delicious!!! Try tasting galaktobureko, too!!!

  4. Kirstin em 7 May, 2009

    Your presentation is beautiful! I’ve made baklava before, but I’ll definitely have to try these other delights too.

  5. dawn em 12 May, 2009

    this has to be the cleanest version of baklava I’ve ever seen. wonderful!

  6. Kevin em 29 May, 2009

    Those look so good! Nice photos!

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