Greek Baklava

Chef Thomas
Greek food is world famous for its simple, delicious Mediterranean flair. Baklava is easy to make and a perfect touch after dinner.

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped pecans or walnuts dry-roasted
  • 8 sheets fillo dough thawed (more info, http://www.athens.com)
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon margarine

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a small bowl, mix raisins and nuts, set aside.
  • Lightly spray every other sheet of fillo with vegetable oil spray, stacking all the sheets.
  • Spread raisin-nut mixture over the fillo, leaving a 1-inch border on all sides.
  • Drizzle with honey and sprinkle with cinnamon.
  • Starting on the long side, roll lengthwise, and place, seam side down, on a nonstick baking sheet, making sure the ends of the roll are tucked under.
  • Brush the top lightly with margarine, (or spray with vegetable oil).
  • Cut through the pastry to the raisin-nut mixture, at 1 1/2 inch intervals, to provide vents for steam to escape.
  • Bake for 20-30 minutes, or until light golden brown.
  • Slice, using vent lines as guides.
  • Serve and enjoy!