Phyllo honey triangles

Yield: 12 triangles

Measure Ingredient
1 pack Phyllo pastry dough
12 ounces Dried figs (350 g)
1 cup Cognac
1 cup Honey
3 tablespoons Lemon juice
4 ounces Butter (100 g)
9 ounces Nuts (250 g)
3 tablespoons Honey
3 tablespoons Water

DOUGH

FILLING

SYRUP

Soak the figs in cognac for ½ hour. Drain and chop. Chop the nuts, and mix well with the figs and 3 tablespoons honey.

In a small pan, heat the butter until just melted. Don't boil.

Cut a 3" strip off the rolled phyllo dough. Cover the remainder with a towel and roll out the cut strip.

Remove 2 pieces of the cut dough at a time and place on the cutting board. Brush both pieces with melted butter, then place one piece on top of the other. Place about a teaspoon of the fig-nut mixture in the lower right hand corner of the phyllo.

Fold the phyllo into a small triangle, much like a flag is folded, from corner to corner.

Place the triangles on a baking sheet, brush the top with melted butter. Repeat the process until all the phyllo has been used.

Bake in a 420 F (220 C) oven until the triangles are just golden, about 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, heat the syrup ingredients until the syrup is thickened and just boils, and remove the pan from the heat.

Remove the baking sheet from oven, cool slightly and then remove the triangles from baking sheet. Soak each triangle completely in the hot syrup.

Serve warm or at room temperature (can be made one day ahead).

Origin: Hadi Sharon, "Yediot Aharonot" newspaper, Food section, August 1994.

Translated by Gabi Shahar, August 1994.

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