Sweet Kataifi Parcels

Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes

Servings 12


1 packet of kataifi pastry

150g walnuts

100g almonds

1 tsp cinnamon

½ tsp clove

150g dark chocolate

50g fine breadcrumbs

250g butter


330ml water

450g sugar

Cinnamon stick

2 tbsp honey

To serve


Rose petals



In a small saucepan bring the water, sugar and spice to the boil. Simmer for 5 minutes.

Take off the heat, stir in the honey and allow to cool.

Melt the butter.

In a food processor, process the nuts and spice allowing some chunky bits. Put into a bowl and add the breadcrumbs. Mix thoroughly.

Using a sharp knife cut the chocolate into rough pieces and add to the walnut mixture.

Open the Kataifi and loosen it up into threads.

Brush the muffin holes with butter

Take a small bundle of Kataifi and fill the hole forming a case. Brush generously with butter. Fill with the chocolate/nut mixture and then add some more on top to close off completely. Tuck in little strands and brush with butter generously.

Continue until the muffin tray is full.

Bake in a low oven, 160C for 60-90 minutes. Take out of the oven. Pour cold syrup on hot kataifi. Decorate with nuts mixture and rose petals.


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