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Sweet Walnut Pastries


  • 8 sheets of phyllo pastry
  • plenty of melted butter
  • 75 g / 3 oz chopped walnuts



  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C / 350°F / 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.
  4. Repeat with the remaining sheets of phyllo and walnuts then roll lengthways to form a cylinder.
  5. Transfer to the greased baking tray and baked for about 30 minutes.


  1. Meanwhile, place all the ingredients for the syrup in a saucepan;.
  2. Bring to the boil, stirring then continue to cook for about 10 minutes; or until the mixture is thick and syrupy.
  3. When the banitza is cooked, remove from the oven and pour the hot syrup over the top.
  4. Set aside for 30 minutes.
  5. Serve cut into slices with warm or at room temperature.