CHOCOLATE HAZELNUT CIGARS
- 2 sheets filo pastry
- 25g butter, melted
- 3/4 cup dry roasted hazelnuts, finely chopped
- 2 tablespoons honey, warmed
- 100g dark chocolate, chopped
Preheat oven to 200°C/180°C fan-forced. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Place 1 sheet pastry on work surface. Brush with butter. Top with remaining sheet. Brush with butter. Cut pastry into quarters. Cut each piece in half to make 8 pieces. Combine nuts and honey in a bowl. Spoon 1 tablespoon nut mixture over each piece. Brush pastry edges with butter. Starting from 1 long side, roll up pastry to enclose filling, folding in edges to make cigar shapes.
Place cigars on prepared tray. Brush with remaining butter. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden and crisp. Cool.
Place chocolate in a heatproof, microwave-safe bowl. Microwave, uncovered, on high (100%) for 1 to 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, or until melted and smooth.
Pour chocolate into a small jug. Dip half of each cigar in chocolate. Place on a wire rack to set. Serve.
on Jun. 19, 2012 at 8:25 AM