How to make it

  • Ensure that all of the nuts are toasted, and if the nuts are unsalted add a healthy pinch of salt to the mix.
  • Grind to a fine chop in a food processor with the spices.
  • Add together thehoney, sugar, water, cinnamon sticks, cloves, and ground cardamom. Boil this mixture until syrupy, keeping it mind that it will thicken as it cools.
  • Preheat your oven to 350 F.
  • Put 8 layers of phyllo down in a glass baking dish, brushing each with melted butter (you can do this with your fingers, but after buying a pastry brush for this, it's honestly a hell of a lot easier with the brush).
  • Add half the nut mixture.
  • Put down another 8 layers of phyllo brushed with butter. Add the rest of the nuts.
  • Top with another 8 layers of buttered phyllo.
  • Cut the top of the pastry into appropriately sized diamonds, sticking a clove in the center of each diamond as a garnish (note, clove should be removed on eating, and is optional).
  • Bake until golden brown, remove from oven, cut all the way through, pour on the syrup, then let chill for at least 3 hours.
  • Note: sprinkling the top of the phyllo with a little water right before cooking will help prevent curling of the pastry.

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    " It was excellent "
    greekgirrrl ate it and said...
    I like your version. :)
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