Baklava Fans

Baklava fans drizzled with honey and cinnamon, served with vanilla ice cream


  • 20 sheets phyllo pastry
  • 250g melted unsalted butter
  • 1 Tablespoon of ground cinnamon
  • 180g pecan nuts, crushed
  • 100g castor sugar
  • 100g honey


  1. Preheat the oven to 200’C
  2. Open the phyllo pastry onto a smooth, dry surface covering the sheets with a damp cloth to keep them moist as the pastry dries out quickly and becomes unmanageable.
  3. Cut the pastry into squares about 20 x 20cm long and brush them with the melted butter.
  4. Drizzle cinnamon and castor mixture onto the pastry, as well as some crushed nuts, and then gently fan the pastry towards 1 side making the shape of a small fan.
  5. Place the fans onto a flat baking sheet and bake them in a hot oven 200’C for approx 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.
  6. Set aside.
  7. When the fans are cold, drizzle honey and ground cinnamon over them.
  8. To serve, place the baklava on a plate and add a ball of gorgeous store bought vanilla ice cream and drizzle some more sticky honey over the ice cream for delicious effect.


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