Healthy(ish) Kataifi Baklava

Serves 4-8
Time 30 minutes


375g kataifi pastry


30g almonds

20g walnuts

½ tsp ground cinnamon

¼ tsp ground cloves

½ cup sourdough breadcrumbs

150g butter melted



½ cup date syrup

½ tsp rose water 

½ cup water 


Garnish (optional) 

Crushed pistachios

Dried rose petals


Preheat the oven to 180°C.

Add walnuts, almonds, ground cinnamon, ground cloves and breadcrumbs in a blender. Blend until nuts look coarsely chopped.

Take a few shreds of the pastry together and create a long strip. Place it on your working surface. Sprinkle the dough with some butter. Take a tablespoon of the filling and add right at the end. Roll the pastry tightly together until you reach the other end of the strip.

Line a pan with baking paper. Place the kataifi baklava on the tray. 

Bake for about 15-20 minutes or until crispy and golden.

In a saucepan heat water, rose water and date syrup.

Pour hot syrup over the kataifi. Garnish with pistachios and rose petals.