- 450 g phyllo dough sheet
- 2-3 apples, cut into very small cubes
- 150 g hazelnuts
- 150 g raisins, golden, soaked in a cup of sweet wine
- 1 teaspoon(s) cinnamon
- 200 g tahini halvah
- sunflower oil, for brushing
- sesame seeds, for sprinkling + extra for serving
- poppy seeds, for serving
- zest, of 1 lemon
Halvah and Apple Turnovers
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You can’t even begin to imagine the tastiness wrapped up in this little turnover!
- Preheat oven to 180* C (350* F) Fan.
- Soak the raisins in the sweet wine until they become plump for 60 minutes. Drain. If you are in a hurry, you can bring the raisins and wine to a boil in a small saucepan and drain for 2-3 minutes..
- Chop the apples into very small cubes.
- Beat the hazelnuts in a blender but do not finely grind them.
- Combine the apples, cinnamon, raisins and crumbled halvah.
- If the apples are too sweet, add some lemon zest to the filling or 1 tablespoon poppy seeds.
- Divide the phyllo dough into 3 equal sized strips.
- Carefully brush each sheet with sunflower oil. Place a tablespoon of filling to the lower edge of each strip.
- Start to fold over to create triangular turnovers.
- Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and place turnovers onto baking sheet.
- Bake for 25 minutes, until they turn golden brown and crunchy.
- When ready, remove from oven and allow to cool a little.
- I suggest you drizzle with some honey and sprinkling with some sesame seeds and lemon zest. This is optional.
- Serve warm.
Nutrition information per portion
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Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.
The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.
Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.
It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.
They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.
A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily
*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.
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