Strawberry Custard Baklava

Phyllo pastry filled with a custard and strawberry slices, and topped with agave syrup and pistachio!
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Cooking time 30 mins
Resting time 12 hrs
Total time 12 hrs 30 mins
course Baking
cuisine Middle-East
servings 8 portions
calories 251 kcal

Equipment

  • mixer
  • Oven
  • saucepan

ingredients
  

Custard

  • 60 g agave syrup
  • 5 ml liquid sweetener
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 35 g cornstarch
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 340 g milk
  • 115 g yoghurt
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 30 g (soy) butter (unsalted)

Phyllo Pastry

  • 20 slices phyllo pastry
  • 50 g (soy) butter (melted)

Toppings

  • 20 strawberries (cut in slices)
  • 2 tbsp agave syrup
  • 20 g pistachio nuts (cut into small pieces)

instructions
 

Custard

  • Mix the agave syrup, liquid sweetener, yolks, cornstarch, and salt in a heatproof bowl. 
  • In a saucepan, mix the milk, yoghurt, and vanilla extract on medium heat until hot.
  • While whisking, slowly stream about half of the hot milk/yoghurt liquid in the yolk mixture. Pour this tempered yolk mixture into the saucepan with the rest of the milk/yoghurt mixture. Cook over medium-low heat for 4 to 8 minutes, stirring frequently, until bubbling and thickened like pudding. 
  • Turn off the heat, mix in the butter. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve into a bowl, discarding any clumps caught in the sieve. Cover the pastry cream with plastic wrap to prevent a skin from forming. Refrigerate until cold.

Phyllo Pastry

  • Defrost the phyllo pastry. Put a damp tea towel on it so it doesn't dry out.
  • Melt the butter. Take one sheet of phyllo pastry, carefully spread it with butter, place another sheet on top and repeat the process till you have layered 5 sheets.
  • Create 4 of these layered phyllo pastries.

Toppings

  • Preheat the oven at 220°C.
  • Put the custard in the center of the sheet. Layer strawberries on top of it. Close the phyllo pastry.
  • Place them on a baking tray and bake for 20 minutes or till golden.
  • Finish it with agave syrup and pistachio.

Nutrition

Sugar: 11.3gFiber: 2.9gCalories: 251kcalSaturated Fat: 5.8gFat: 12.4gProtein: 7.4gCarbohydrates: 26.7g
course Baking
cuisine Middle-East
keyword Baklava, Custard, Strawberry Cheesecake
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