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Mini Chocolate Nut Pastries

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Categories: Chocolate, Cooking with Kids, Kids' Favorites, Quick to fix, Valentine's Day
Type: Desserts and Baked Goods

Tasty bite-sized chocolate pastries-the perfect treat

Prep Time: prep 25 mins, plus resting

Cooking Time: cook 10-12 mins

Serves: makes 24

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup ground hazelnuts
  • 3 tbsp hazelnut- or almond-flavored liqueur
  • 2 1 / 2 oz ( 75g) bittersweet chocolate, grated
  • 2 tbsp confectioner's sugar, plus more for serving
  • 2 thawed frozen filo sheets
  • 3 tbsp honey, warmed
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Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375F (190C). Lightly butter a baking sheet. Mix the hazelnuts, liqueur, chocolate, and confectioner's sugar.
  2. Cut out twenty-four 31/2in (9cm) squares from the filo. Place a teaspoon of the chocolate mixture in the middle of each square. Brush a little water around the edge, gather the sides around the filling, and pinch in to form a purse-like shape.
  3. Place the pastries on the baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until golden in color. Brush with honey, and let cool for 5 minutes. Sift confectioner's sugar over the top of the pastries. Serve warm or cooled.
Tips:
  • prep 25 mins, plus resting; cook 10-12 mins

excerpted from:

Excerpted from The Illustrated Kitchen Bible.
Copyright © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited.
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