Almond & honey pastries with orange cream

Turkish recipe for 4 - 8 people, takes only 15 mins; recipe has blanched almond, icing sugar, butter, orange flower water, cinnamon, egg yolk, pastry, clear honey, orange, greek yogurt, double cream and icing sugar.

Almond & honey pastries with orange cream

Almond & honey pastries with orange cream

Recipe by Chef Soomro Course: Turkish

4 - 8

Prep time

45 mins


  • Butter: 85g butter, melted
  • Greek Yogurt: 300g Greek yogurt
  • Cinnamon: 1 tsp cinnamon
  • Orange: zest 1 orange
  • Blanched Almond: 200g whole blanched almond, toasted and roughly chopped
  • Egg Yolk: 1 egg yolk
  • Double Cream: 300ml tub double cream
  • Clear Honey: clear honey, to serve
  • Icing Sugar: 85g icing sugar, plus extra to serve
  • Orange Flower Water: 2 tsp orange flower water
  • Pastry: 190g pack brik pastry


  1. Set aside a quarter of the almonds. Put the rest in a food processor with the icing sugar, half the butter, orange blossom water, cinnamon and egg yolk. Whizz to a paste. Scrape into a bowl and stir in most of the remaining chopped nuts.
  2. Unroll one sheet of brik pastry at a time, brush all over with melted butter and halve into 2 semi-circles. Shape 1 heaped tbsp of the nut mixture to look like a thin wedge shape along half the pastry edge you've just cut (leaving 2.5cm border on the rounded side), so it looks as if you're cutting the semi-circle of pastry into pieces like a cake. Roll up like a pastry cone, sealing the nut mixture inside, then brush all over with more butter and fold over the open, wide end to seal. Sit on a baking tray, end flap side down to help it stay closed, and repeat until nut mixture is used up. Cover with cling film and chill. Put zest, yogurt, cream and icing sugar in a mixing bowl. Cover and chill.
  3. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6, put the pastries in and bake for 15 mins until golden and crisp. Just before they're ready, beat together the yogurt mixture until thick. Pile pastries onto a serving dish, drizzle with honey and scatter with remaining nuts. Serve with the orange cream and Honeyed orange & grapefruit (see 'Goes well with').