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Date and fig phyllo rolls

Recipe from: 18 March 2016
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Ingredients 10
Servings 8
Time 25min + Standing time


  • 250
    chopped dates
  • 125
    chopped dried figs
  • 5
    ground cardamom
  • 45
  • 2
    vanilla essence
  • 120
    brewed hot coffee with 15ml brown sugar
  • 4
    sheets phyllo pastry
  • melted butter
  • 125
    chopped almonds, toasted
  • natural yogurt or sour cream, to serve


Preheat the oven to 180°C.

Mix the dates, figs, cardamom, honey and vanilla essence together. Pour the hot coffee over the mixture and leave to soak for 30 minutes.

Brush a sheet of pastry with melted butter. Repeat with three more sheets so that you have four layers.

Drain the filling and then spread it onto the pastry. Sprinkle with the toasted almonds. Roll up quite tightly, like a Swiss roll. Brush the pastry with melted butter and bake in a preheated oven for 30 to 40 minutes or until golden and crisp.

Cool, then slice the roll into 2cm slices and serve with a dollop of natural yogurt or sour cream.

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