2 cups raw cashews (soaked for 4 hours)
½ cup raw almond flour (from almond milk extracts)
1 cup raw pistachios
2 tablespoons agave
1 tablespoon rose water
4 cloves cardamon
Pinch of salt
CASHEW COVER SHEETS
1. Add soaked cashews, rose water, agave nectar, and salt into the food processor and process until fine paste.
2. Take out the mixture into a bowl and thicken it by adding almond flour (from your almond milk extracts, dehydrated and powdered) to a pastry dough consistency.
3. Pulverize hulled cardamoms in a coffee grinder to powder.
4. Process pistachios in a food processor for few seconds or to ensure each nut is split into 4-8 pieces. Keep some handful of pistachio nuts away and process them to fine granular consistency, which will be used to apply a coating on top of rolled baklavas.
5. Homogenize dates in the food processor. Mix it with cardamom powder and pistachio pieces to form a mixture.
6. Make thick sheets out of the dough. The method I used was by placing a wax sheet on a flat surface, a small handful of dough on top of it, covering it with transparent plastic sheet and then rolling it using a dough roller to make the thin sheet.
7. Using a blunt knife, cut off the edges and make the dough sheet square or rectangle.
8. Apply the date-pistachio mixture on top of the sheet as a thin layer. From one edge, roll the sheet along with date mixture to form a spiral cylinder.
9. Apply a thin coating of pistachio powder on the surface of the rolled cylinder. Using a sharp knife, cut the rolled shape into 2-3 pieces.
10. Repeat the process until dough and filling are exhausted. Dehydrate the pieces for about 3 hours.
Tempted by buried memories of eating conventional baklava, I had to duplicate it in raw version to satisfy my desires.
And after looking at baklava pictures online, I came to this combination!
The measurements are approximate, but the concept is to roll the date-pistachio mixture inside cashew-agave sheets.
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