Every once in a while my awesome job has a company pot luck BBQ. They provide the meat (Spare Ribs this time) and there is a sign up sheet for side dishes in the lunch room. I signed up for dessert. It is sort of my thing right now. Not always. I brought drinks once. I was craving Elephant Ears and Baklava so I combined them. They went over very well as there were none left at the end of the day to take home with me. But not to worry, J and I snacked on them fresh out of the oven before I brought them to work so they passed J's stringent Quality Control Parameters. He is my expert Quality Assurance Manager. They are not super sticky sweet as I am accustomed to making, but still really tasty and pretty easy to make. The only hard part I think is waiting forever for the puff pastry to thaw before rolling it out and not burning them in the oven.
Baklava Elephant Ears
- 1/2 Butter, melted
- 2 Sheets of Puff Pastry, thawed
- 1/4 cup or so of Cinnamon and Sugar. I did not measure this.
- Honey, again, not measuring it
- 1/2 cup Almonds
- 1/2 cup Walnuts
- 1/2 cup Pistachios
- Roll out and butter the puff pastry. I used both sheets and made two batches. Sprinkle Cinnamon-Sugar. Sprinkle food processed nuts. Drizzle honey on top. Roll it up. Cut it in 1 inch slices. Bake each side at 450 degrees for 5 - 6 min each. Watch it. They are easy to burn.
Cut off one inch thick slices.
Allosaurus: "Oh ya, want to arm wrestle?"
Get it, cause Allosaurus has bigger front limbs than T-Rex and they were actually useful for tackling prey. J made that one up. Thought I would try it out on the blog.