Monday, December 20, 2010

Baklava Bundles

So what am I reading now? Wondrous Strange (Lesley Livingston)
Annnd . . . what do I think so far? Just finished this one and will start the next in this series today--yeah, I liked it! The twisty turn of events near the end kept me guessing.

The holiday treats continue!
Baklava Bundles
1 roll Pillsbury crescent sheet
1 small can mandarin orange slices
Filling:
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup chopped almonds
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon cardamom
1/2 teaspoon allspice
1 tablespoon soft butter
1/3 cup honey
Syrup:
1 cup honey
2 teaspoons orange zest
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Stretch crescent sheet and cut into 12 squares. Mix filling together. Place 1 heaping teaspoon in middle of a square and fold the corners into the middle. Pinch them together in a knot with a little water to secure, leaving the edges open to vent. Pinch new outside corners.

Bake for 12 minutes then cool.

Microwave syrup ingredients. Drizzle over bundles and top with orange slices.

Serving Suggestion: Enjoy these treats filled with Middle-eastern flavors while reading the story of Christ's birth.

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