*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                             Chocolate Baklava
 
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 Serving Size  : 50   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Chocolate                        Ethnic
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    2                    Unsalted butter
    4      c             Pecans -- finely chopped
    2      ts            Cinnamon -- ground
      3/4  c             Sugar
    1      c             Semisweet chocolate chips -- melted
    1      pk            Filo dough
      3/4  c             Orange juice
    1      t             Vanilla extract
    1      Thin          chocolate glaze -- (recipe follows)
 
   Preparation Time: 1:30 
 
 1. In a small skillet, melt butter over low heat. Let stand a few mins. Skim off
and discard white foam from top and do not use any milky residue that sinks to
bottom. The clear yellow liquid is clarified butter. 
 
 2. Preheat oven to 350 F. In a medium bowl, combine pecans, cinnamon, 1/4 cup
sugar, and chocolate chips; mix well. Open and stack filo sheets on a damp towel.
Cover with a damp towel to prevent drying out. Brush a 12 x 18-in sheet cake pan
with clarifie
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 3.   Using a sharp knife, cut pastry into 50 diamond-shaped pieces. Do not remove
pastry from pan. Brush top with remaining clarified butter.   Bake 40 to 50 mins,
or until golden. 
 
 4. About 30 mins before baklava   is finished baking, in a small saucepan,
combine remaining 1/2 cup sugar and orange juice. Heat to boiling over medium
heat, stirring often. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer 10 mins. Stir in
vanilla. Pour hot orange 
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 5. When baklava is cool, drizzle Thin Chocolate Glaze on top. Allow glaze to set
up before serving. Baklava may be kept, covered, 4 to 5 days at room temperature.
Freeze for longer storage.
 
     THIN CHOCOLATE GLAZE 2 (1-oz) squares semisweet chocolate 1 Tbs butter In a
  small glass bowl, combine chocolate, butter, and 1 Tbs water. Heat in microwave
  on High 30 to 45 secs, or until melted and smooth when stirred.
 
 
                    
 
 
 
 
 
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