This classic Albanian dessert of shredded phyllo dough is dusted with vanilla sugar and walnuts and baked until golden brown.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Open package of shredded phyllo and spread apart onto a big pan. Let dry overnight, and flip over to let other side dry.

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  • Spread phyllo into 9-by-13-inch baking dish. Pour melted butter evenly over top.

  • Preheat oven to 280 degrees. Bake for 2 hours, until golden. Remove from oven. Let cool.

  • In a saucepan combine sugar, water, vanilla sugar, cold water, and lemon slices. Bring to a simmer and stir until sugar is dissolved. Simmer for 30 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in additional 1/2 cup cold water to cool down syrup. Remove lemon slices.

  • When phyllo is cool, pour the cooled syrup on top. Sprinkle crushed walnuts on top and set aside for about 1 hour to allow syrup to soak in. Cut into squares and serve.

Reviews (1)

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Rating: 5 stars
02/08/2013
Sooo good, brings back memories of new years eve celebration!