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I swear this is the Easiest Rolled Pistachio Baklava recipe you will make! No more fiddling with delicate phyllo dough. The shortcut is using Blue Dragon® Spring Roll wrappers from Whole Foods. You’ll get the same result with none of the work!
The Easiest Rolled Pistachio Baklava Recipe
Sweet, crunchy, flakey and buttery bites, drenched in a honey syrup to take this dessert to the next level. They are perfect to serve with coffee and tea in the afternoon. Best of all, they are gluten-free! My mom is very happy because she can finally eat her favorite dessert.
I must confess, normally making baklava is time-consuming and messy. I opted for the easy approach and used Blue Dragon Spring Roll Wrappers. It made the process 10 times easier and faster while achieving the same results as using regular phyllo dough.
So you can make some spring rolls for dinner and use the same dough for dessert.
You can make them with walnuts, almonds, or hazelnuts. I chose pistachio because of its distinctive taste and awesome crunch. Nowadays you can find them salted, roasted, and already shelled.
These past few weeks we’ve been binging the British Baking Show while we stay home during quarantine. The show has been giving me a baking itch that has been asleep for a very long time.
Obviously, I have baked desserts like crazy; my husband, on the other hand, has been taking care of all our bread needs. He has made baguettes, sourdough boules, challahs and everything in between.
In the past, I’ve tried making traditional baklava and it was a mess! Working with phyllo was tough. The dough is so soft and fiddly. It dries in minutes and you must work very fast. Although the flavor of a crunchy rolled baklava is usually worth it, I knew there had to be another easier way.
Then it came to me! Spring Roll Wrappers! They just need a 5 second soaking in warm water and they are ready to go. After watching the process below, you too will get the baking itch.
I promise this is the Easiest Rolled Pistachio Baklava Recipe. See for yourself:
We start by making the filling; just 2 ingredients: pistachios and powdered sugar. I pulverize the pistachios and leave them in small pieces.
Then we soak each Blue Dragon Spring Roll Wrapper in warm water for about 10 seconds. I used a cake tin that was just the perfect size.
I drain the wrap and place them on a mat. Then I brush with water and repeat with 2 more spring roll wrappers. Each roll has a total of 3 wrappers.
Then I add in the pistachio filling and spread it evenly (about 1/2 cup) over the dough.
Then I roll it tightly and place it on a square baking pan. The tops are all brushed with melted butter and then we bake it at for about 30-35 minutes or until crispy.
As soon as I remove from the oven I pour in the simmering honey syrup all over the rolls.
The mixture will sizzle in the pan; that’s ok. It’s part of the theatrics.
Finally, we wait for the mixture to cool for about 4 hours and then cut them in your desired size.
That’s it! isn’t it the Easiest Rolled Pistachio Baklava Recipe you have seen online?
Go to your local Whole Foods and pick up a few packages of Blue Dragon Spring Roll Wrappers in the Asian aisle. They are vegan, gluten-free, non-GMO, and have no added colors, flavors, or preservatives. You can also earn cashback on the product by clicking here.
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I hope you can try this delicious Easiest Rolled Pistachio Baklava Recipe at home. If you do, please upload a pic on Instagram and tag me @Livingsweetmoments or use the hashtag #LivingSweet.
I swear this is the Easiest Rolled Pistachio Baklava recipe you will make! No more fiddling with delicate phyllo dough. The shortcut is using Spring Roll wrappers. You'll get the same result with none of the work!
- 2 cups Pistachio shelled and roasted
- 1/4 cup Confectioners Sugar
- 1 cup Sugar
- 1 cup Water
- 5 tablespoons Honey
- 18 sheets Blue Dragon Spring Roll Wrappers
- 2 cups Warm Water
- 8 tablespoons Melted Butter equal to 1 stick
In a food processor, pulse a few times to chop the pistachios
Place the chopped pistachios in a bowl and mix them with the powdered sugar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a shallow bowl, place the warm water
Working with one sheet at a time. Soak the Spring Roll Wrappers in warm water for about 10 seconds or until pliable. Shake the wrapper to remove excess water
Brush the melted butter all over the surface of the wrapper
Repeat the same procedure with 2 more spring roll wrappers
Add about 1/2 cup of filling all over the wrapper and roll tightly into a cigar shape
Place the rolls into an 8x8" baking sheet
Repeat the same procedure to create 5 more cigars
Brush the tops and sides with melted butter
Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the cigars are completely crispy
While the baklava is baking make the honey syrup
In a pot, add the water, sugar and honey. Cook until the mixture boils
Reduce the heat to medium low and let the syrup cook for 10-15 minutes
When the cigars come out of the oven, pour the hot syrup all over the baklavas. Mixture will sizzle
Let the baklavas rest for 1-2 hours and cut into desired shape
These Baklavas should be eaten the same day and leftovers can be toasted a bit before serving the next day