As part of the 6 week Spring Transformation, we’ve been able to participate in evening workshops. The most recent one was a Greek cooking workshop focusing on 3 easy but different salads and a dessert. I plan on making the salads (I’ll post about them later). I enjoyed all of the items, but was really amazed at how easy, yummy and healthy you can make a dessert (I have a major sweet tooth).
The dessert was Baklava Fillo Cups by Viva! Mangia! Opa! by Thekla Mazzella (Facebook page link: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Viva-Mangia-Opa-by-Thekla-Mazzella/227422350627471?group_id=0). (Thekla will be posting vegan recipes on her FB page this week)
Here is the recipe:
- 2 Cups of toasted almond slices (I bought mine at BJs)
- 1/2 Cup shredded coconut (I used unsweetened from Black Forest Acres)
- 2 T of sesame seeds
- 1 T cinnamon
- 3 T honey (I used organic raw honey) (I ended up using about 4T – you’ll see why later).
- Box of mini fillo cups (you can fined them in the frozen food desserts section in the grocery store – there were 15 in the box)
Toast your almonds first (I did mine on the stove)
Let almonds cool (this is what I didn’t do and why I think I needed another T of honey). Mix almonds, coconut, sesame seeds, cinnamon and honey together until all ingredients are coated well. Place mixture into fillo cups.
Here is the finished product –
These are so delicious. You can even drizzle chocolate on them – can you imagine? 🙂
I have some extra mixture and it tastes fabulous by itself. I figure it will be good in yogurt, ricotta cheese and I might even try it in some cottage cheese!
PS: Thanks Thekla – they were a huge hit!!