EASY PEASY HOMEMADE BAKLAWA

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LEBANESE BAKLAWA RECIPE

Baklawa is a rich and sweet dessert using layers of filo and melted butter, filled with chopped nuts and held together with a sweet syrup.

The greek version of this dessert is Baklava, but we’re sharing a delicious Lebanese version (hence the spelling “Baklawa”) which anyone can make at home.

This yummy recipe was created by lovely Daniella Boutros, guest presenter on Network 10’s Studio 10 and creator of Buttercreme Lane, a high-end customised cupcake and cake shop in Canterbury NSW. (We’ve been blessed to have crossed paths with her on social media in recent months and we have an exciting collaboration coming up!)

But back to our baklawa …

ARE YOU SCARED OF FILO PASTRY ??

Daniella says DON’T BE! Her advice is to just work patiently, carefully, gently, basically toughen up and have a go!

Here’s what you need to know to make your delicious baklawa:

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COOKING WITH TEA – Corned Silverside with Tulsi

THINK TEA IS JUST FOR DRINKING?

As the popularity of tea as a beverage has inceased, so has the concept of using tea and tisanes as ingredients when cooking. We’ve been using some culinary creativity in the kitchen recently and have come up with a few delicious recipes using our QT range of tea. Here is our first – it’s definitely a winner!

SLOW COOKED CORNED SILVERSIDE WITH TULSI

Technically we haven’t used a “tea” in this recipe, we’ve used our Tulsi Detox herbal blend, which is known as a tisane (a herbal infusion or beverage to be brewed and consumed as a tea, most often with health benefits)

Tulsi (or Holy Basil) is an Indian herb known as “The Elixer of Life”. It’s traditionally been cultivated as a Sacred Plant and has been used for thousands of years for it’s healing/Ayurvedic properties. Tulsi is known as an adaptogen, balancing different processes within the body, and aiding stress and depression.

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Slow Cooked Corned Silverside with QT Tea Co Tulsi Detox Herbal Blend

Exact measurements for this recipe aren’t necessary, it’s easy, so just go with the flow, no need to be a master chef!

We experimented with a couple of tablespoons of our Tulsi Detox herbal blend & corned silverside in the slow cooker. Add a chopped onion, carrots & celery, brown sugar, a good splash of verjuice, a few bay leaves & sprigs of thyme, slices of lemon, and two cups of water.

Slow cook on low for 8 hours and voila!

DELICIOUS! AND SO EASY!

Cooking with tea opens up a whole new world of culinary possibilities and as this recipe shows, it doesn’t need to be difficult or time consuming to be yummy!

ENJOY!