2 cups cashews (soaked 4 hours)
½ cup almond flour (from almond milk extracts)
1 cup raw pistachios
2 tablespoons agave
1 tablespoon rose water
4 cloves cardamon
Pinch of salt
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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