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Recipe of filo pastry dough with a middle eastern cream – Italian Cuisine

Recipe of filo pastry dough with a middle eastern cream


  • a package of phyllo dough
  • 160 g plums
  • 130 g of butter
  • 50 g halva (sesame paste and sugar)
  • 40 g granulated sugar
  • 25 g tahina (sesame cream)
  • 10 g cornstarch
  • an egg
  • powdered sugar
  • Sesame seeds
  • salt

For the recipe of the filo pastry pie with a Middle Eastern cream, mix with a whisk 60 g of soft butter with halva and tahina; add cornstarch, egg, granulated sugar, a spoonful of sesame seeds and a pinch of salt and continue to work the mixture.
For the cake: melt 70 g of butter in the microwave oven and brush the inside of a cake ring (diameter 16 cm). Unroll the phyllo dough and, using the ring as a pastry cutter, cut out 2 discs, then flip them out, making 12 round sheets. Place a first sheet on baking paper, brush it with a little melted butter and sprinkle with icing sugar; overlap a second sheet and proceed thus obtaining a stack of 6 sheets. With the 6 sheets left similarly prepared another stack. Wash the plums, divide them in half, remove the stone and cut into small pieces. Place the buttered ring on a baking sheet lined with baking paper, insert a stack of sheets of filo pastry, spread the Middle Eastern cream and prunes. Grease the second pile of filo pastry on both sides and place it on top of the plums, pressing lightly so that it adheres well. Sprinkle with icing sugar and bake at 180 ° C for about 40 minutes. Decorate the cake with a 2 tablespoons of sesame seeds and serve, accompanying it to taste with small fresh plums, cut in half and aromatic herbs.

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