Nutty Pastry Squares

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Nutty Pastry Squares
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Difficulty:
moderate
Difficulty
Preparation:
25 min.
Preparation
Calories:
226
calories
Calories

Nutritional values

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie226 kcal(11 %)
Protein3.6 g(4 %)
Fat7.35 g(6 %)
Carbohydrates38.51 g(26 %)
Sugar added31.44 g(126 %)
Roughage1.65 g(6 %)
Vitamin A4.09 mg(511 %)
Vitamin D0 μg(0 %)
Vitamin E0.34 mg(3 %)
Vitamin B₁0.13 mg(13 %)
Vitamin B₂0.06 mg(5 %)
Niacin1.12 mg(9 %)
Vitamin B₆0.17 mg(12 %)
Folate12.03 μg(4 %)
Pantothenic acid0.09 mg(2 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0 μg(0 %)
Vitamin C3.18 mg(3 %)
Potassium169.26 mg(4 %)
Calcium18.25 mg(2 %)
Magnesium18.06 mg(6 %)
Iron0.82 mg(5 %)
Zinc0.4 mg(5 %)
Saturated fatty acids0.94 g
Cholesterol0 mg

Ingredients

for
4
For the syrup
½ cup caster sugar
2 tablespoons lemon juice
10 Saffron
For the filo pastry
½ cup ground Pistachio
2 tablespoons sugar
½ teaspoon Cardamom powder
1 sheet phyllo pastry (filo)
Ghee (for frying)
How healthy are the main ingredients?
sugarPistachioGhee
Preparation

Kitchen utensils

1 Bowl, 1 Cutting board, 1 Large knife, 1 Small knife, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Blender

Preparation steps

1.
To make the syrup allow the sugar to caramelise in a large frying pan set over a moderate heat. Add 50 ml water and the lemon juice. Add the saffron threads and allow to simmer until a fine syrup is formed.
2.
To make the filling mix the pistachios, sugar and the cardamom. Stir into a spreadable paste by adding approx. 6 tbsp water.
3.
Cut the filo pastry into squares (approx. 7 cm x 7 cm | 3" x 3"). Spread half of each square with the pistachio paste and fold in half.
4.
Heat the ghee in a saucepan and fry the pastries for 2-3 minutes until golden-brown. Drain on kitchen paper.
5.
Dip the pastry into the saffron syrup and leave to dry on a wire rack before serving.