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Easy Baklava Coil Pastry

Easy Baklava Coil Pastry

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This delightful version of baklava is lighter and airier than the traditional layers, and it's easy to make. Just follow along with the photos.

(Text-only version of this recipe)

Ingredients:

FOR THE PASTRY

  • 1 pound box of thin phyllo sheets, defrosted, at room temperature
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup of olive oil, melted butter, or melted olive oil margarine
  • 3/4 cup of coarsely ground walnuts
FOR THE SYRUP
  • 2 cups of water
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • grated peel of 1/2 orange
  • oil or butter for baking dish

Do not open the phyllo until you're ready to start making the pastry. When you do open it, keep unused portion covered with a piece of waxed paper and a cool damp towel.

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