Greek Kataifi Pastry Nut Rolls

Indulge in the tasty delight of these wonderful Greek Kataifi Pastry Nut Rolls.

Imagine sinking your teeth into a delicate masterpiece made with fine buttery layers of kataifi pastry, meticulously wrapped around a rich, aromatic filling of ground nuts, cinnamon, and honey.

This recipe is not only delicious, but also incredibly simple and quick, making it accessible to anyone.

If you’re a fan of the Turkish dessert baklava, then these rolls are sure to win your heart.

Treat yourself and your loved ones to this irresistible dessert!

Greek Kataifi Pastry Nut Rolls - VIDEO RECIPE

Kataifi dough, along with Filo dough, is widely adored in both Greece and Turkey.

Made from a combination of flour and water, this dough consists of thin threads that are perfect for creating oriental sweets.

You can easily find it in the frozen section of many stores.

Simply defrost, divide into portions, and carefully wrap these thin dough strands around the nut filling.

It’s so good, you’ll be licking your fingers in no time!

Greek Kataifi Pastry Nut Rolls - VIDEO RECIPE

Traditionally, nuts sprinkled with sugar are wrapped in the dough.

Feel free to use your favorite nuts for this recipe.

While walnuts are used here, you can also experiment with almonds, hazelnuts, or even peanuts.

However, wrapping coarsely chopped nuts in thin dough can be a bit tricky.

That’s why I’ve made it easier by creating a soft filling with the addition of an egg, sugar, and breadcrumbs.

This creates a smooth and manageable mixture.

Greek Kataifi Pastry Nut Rolls - VIDEO RECIPE

Not sure what to make with this unique Kataifi pastry?

Perhaps you stumbled upon it at the store and want to try something tasty, yet simple.

Look no further than these delightful Greek Kataifi Pastry Nut Rolls, baked to perfection in the oven.

The sweet filling of walnuts, sugar, and eggs is carefully wrapped in the thinnest strands of dough.

To add the perfect finishing touch, the finished dish is generously drizzled with honey syrup.

So go ahead, give this recipe a try and experience the irresistible combination of crunchy nuts and delicate dough.

Your taste buds will thank you!

Greek Kataifi Pastry Nut Rolls


for the dough

  • Kataifi pastry – 1/2 pack (225 g)
  • Melted butter – 2/3 cup (160 g)

for the filling

  • Sugar – 3 tbsp. (36 g)
  • Ground cinnamon – 1/2 tsp. (1 g)
  • Vanilla sugar – 1 sachet (10 g)
  • Eggs – 1 pc. (50 g)
  • Breadcrumbs – 1/3 cup (46 g)
  • Coarsely chopped walnuts – 1 cup (120 g)

for the syrup

  • Lemon juice – 2 tbsp. (30 g)
  • Lemon zest – 1 tsp. (4 g)
  • Sugar – 2 cup (400 g)
  • Honey – 3 tbsp. (66 g)
  • Water – 1 cup (250 g)
  • Ground cinnamon – 1/2 tsp. (1 g)
  • Whole cloves – 3 pcs. (1/5 g)


  • Coarsely chopped pistachios

Cooking steps:


  1. Place eggs in a small bowl and beat lightly with a whisk.
  2. Add breadcrumbs, sugar, vanilla sugar and cinnamon to a medium bowl and stir to combine. Pour a lightly beaten egg into the resulting mixture, add chopped walnuts, and stir.


  1. Thaw the Kataifi pastry according to the instructions on the package. Place the dough on the work surface.
  2. Carefully divide the Kataifi pastry strands into 6 equal parts. Cover with a damp kitchen towel to prevent the dough from drying out.
  1. Make 1 part of the Kataifi pastry into a strip 7 cm wide and 30 cm long. Lightly brush with melted butter.
  2. Place 1 tbsp. of the filling onto short end of the Kataifi pastry strip closest to you, roll tightly. Repeat with the remaining dough, butter and filling. Place the resulting rolls in a butter-greased 20cm x 20cm square baking tin, leaving 1 cm between the rolls. Brush the tops of the rolls with the remaining butter.
  3. Bake in a preheated oven at 200⁰C (400⁰F) for 30 minutes until golden brown.


  1. Pour sugar and ground cinnamon into a saucepan, add honey, zest and cloves, add lemon juice and water, stir. Place the saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring frequently, for 25 minutes until the syrup thickens.
  2. Remove the rolls from the oven and immediately pour hot syrup over them. Let cool completely.
  3. Pour the remaining syrup over the finished rolls and sprinkle with coarsely chopped pistachios.

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