Chocolate, Date and Almond Filo Coil (Mhancha)

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Chocolate, Date and Almond Filo Coil (Mhancha)








Filo Pastry


For the filling

75g butter

115g dark chocolate

115g ground almonds

115g chopped dates

75g icing sugar

2tsp orange flower water

1/2tsp cinnamon


To finish

50g butter, melted

icing sugar, cocoa, cinnamon for dusting








For the filling

Melt the butter, with the chocolate in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water

Remove from the heat.

Stir in the remaining ingredients to make a thick paste.

Leave to cool.


Lay one sheet of filo on a flat surface.

Brush with meted butter, then lay a second sheet on top and brush with more butter.

Roll a handful of the chocolate and almond mixture into a long sausage shape and place along one long edge of the layered filo.

Roll up the pastry tightly around the filling to make a roll.

Fit the filo roll in a cake tin, so that it sits snugly against the outer edge. add more roll to the tin from the outside towards the centre.

Brush with the melted butter.

Bake in a preheated oven GM4/180C for 30-35min


Pour some honey on top.

Sprinkle with icing sugar, cocoa and cinnamon.




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Comment on this post

fatia 04/26/2010 10:37

super ta recette quelle belle présentation !!!!!!!

mimi 04/25/2010 12:21

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Whatever Works 04/25/2010 10:58

very nice!!
Have a good day!