Lebanese Many Layered Pastries Recipe

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2 cups pastry flour, unsifted
2 eggs
2 Tbsp. salad oil
3/4 tsp. salt
1/4 cup tepid water
1 cup ground walnuts
1 cup melted butter
Pinch of baking powder


Mix flour,eggs and salad oil. Work in the water a little at a time.Knead 15 minutes until very smooth.Divide dough into ten portions and form each into a ball.Roll out on pastry board, liberally dusted with cornstarch, into thin sheets about 10 inches in diameter.Stack the sheets in a round baking pan,brushing each sheet with melted butter and sprinkling walnuts between every third sheet. Score the top in a diamond pattern with a very sharp knife.Bake in a hot oven until well puffed,flaky and lightly browned. While hot cover with simple hot syrup made with three parts sugar to one part water.Chill.Cut in diamond shapes along scored lines.

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