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Sweet Walnut Pastries    Veg  HT  CD  CBF  DP  Bulgarian  55mins


Bulgarian Name: Banitza Saralia


Makes 12     Hot  Cold  Vegetarian Nuts  Baked Fayre  Dessert  Pudding Bulgaria  Europe



8 sheets of Phyllo Pastry

Plenty of Melted Butter

75g/3oz Chopped Walnuts

For the syrup

225g/8oz Granulated Sugar

240ml/8fl.oz. Water

1 teasp Vanilla Extract




1. Preheat the oven to180C, 350F, Gas Mark 4 and lightly grease a baking tray.


2. Brush two sheets of pastry liberally with butter and place one on top of the other. 


3. Sprinkle a quarter of the walnuts over the top of the two sheets of phyllo. Repeat with the remaining sheets of phyllo and walnuts then roll lengthways to form a cylinder. 


4. Transfer to the greased baking tray and baked for about 30 minutes.


5.  Meanwhile, place all the ingredients for the syrup in a saucepan, bring to the boil, stirring then continue to cook for about 10 minutes or until the mixture is thick and syrupy.


6. When the banitza is cooked, remove from the oven and pour the hot syrup over the top.


6. Set aside for 30 minutes. Serve cut into slices with  warm or at room temperature.



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