1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground pimento
1 tablespoon brown sugar
5 tablespoons melted butter
1 tablespoon olive oil
20 sheets phyllo dough
3 complete cloves
3 teaspoons lemon juice
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How to prepare:
Preheat the oven to 180°C/360°F (fan oven 160°C/310°F). Cover the sides and bottom of a shallow oven dish with melted butter or oil.
Mix in a bowl the chopped nuts, almonds, spices and sugar and divide in three portions.
Put 1 dough leaf on a cutting shelf. Cover with the butter/oil mix. Fold and place in the heat resistant form. Remove redundant dough. Repeat with three dough sheets. Divide a portion of the nuts over the dough . Cover the nut mixture with 4 greased and folded fillo dough sheets and with a second portion of nuts. Repeat till you used all of the nut mixture.
Cover with 4 dough sheets. Smoothen the edges. Coat with the rest of butter/oil mixture and make lenghtwise 3 cuts (do not cut entirely through the dough).
Bake in the oven golden brown in 30 minutes. Drizzle with the cooled syrup and let cool.
First published: April 12, 2003, Netherlands
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