Kataifi Haloumi Spring Rolls

Ingredients

Makes 8 spring rolls

200g Kataifi Pastry

250g haloumi cheese

¼ cup toasted walnuts, chopped

honey

rice bran or vegetable oil


 

Haloumi kataifi spring rolls

Method

Cut haloumi cheese into batons, roughly 2cm wide sand 8cm long.  Set aside

Unravel kataifi pastry and use your fingers to separate the strands until light and fluffy. 

Tease the Kataifi pastry apart with your fingers to loosen. Pull away small bundles in a long rectangle shape on your bench roughly, 15cm long and 8cm wide.

Place one haloumi baton onto the end of each piece of the Kataifi pastry and begin rolling the pastry around the haloumi tightly into a spring roll shape.  Repeat with remaining haloumi cheese & Kataifi pastry.

Lightly wet your hands and squeeze each spring roll to ensure the pastry binds together and holds its shape during cooking

Heat oil and shallow fry spring rolls until golden brown on all sides. Drain on paper towel before serving.

Drizzle the spring rolls with a generous amount of good quality honey and sprinkle with the toasted walnuts.

Serve immediately to enjoy the gooey texture of the hot haloumi with the crunchy kataifi.

 

Mini Fillo Apple Pies

Antoniou Fillo Pastry Mini Apple Pies.gif

Ingredients

makes 6 pies

4 granny smith apples, peeled, cored and chopped into 1 cm cubes

25 g butter

1/3 cup brown sugar

2 tbsp maple syrup

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1 tsp vanilla paste

1 tbsp corn flour or arrowroot powder

150 g butter, melted

12 sheets Antoniou Fillo Pastry

flaked almonds and brown sugar to garnish 

Method

In a medium saucepan, combine the apples, butter, sugar, maple syrup, cinnamon, vanilla, and corn flour.  

Allow the mixture to cook for 5 mins on a medium heat until the apples have softened and the mixture has thickened. Set aside and allow to cool completely.

To make the pies, take one sheet of fillo and place on a clean bench, the longer edge facing you.  

Brush with melted butter and repeat with one more piece of fillo stacked on top. Brush the second piece of fillo with butter as well.

Place your fingertips in the centre of the fillo and pinch it softly (see image above).  Use your other hand, twist the edges around your fingers in a circular motion to create a cup for the apple pie filling (this motion will create a rose effect on the top of the pie).

Place 2 tablespoons of the apple pie mixture into the “cup”, then fold the edges of the fillo back over the mixture to cover. Turn the pie upside down and place in a well buttered muffin tin to reveal the twirled top.  

Brush liberally with butter and garnish with a little brown sugar and a few flaked almonds.   Repeat with the remaining fillo and pie mixture until you have 6 pies.

Cook in a pre heated 180 deg C oven for 20-22 mins until golden brown.  Serve immediately with ice cream.

Recipe, styling and photography by Souvlaki for the Soul