Anne Shooter – Chocolate & Hazelnut Filo Cigars

Chocolate and Hazelnut Filo Cigars with Rose Scented Syrup

Anne Shooter

Anne is a food writer, columnist and blogger for the Daily Mail. Her features, Crafty Cook column and blog, Shooter’s Kitchen, attract hundreds of thousands of readers.

Anne has written for Delicious, The Guardian, Women and Home and The JC. Anne also advises Marks and Spencer, Sainsburys and The Red Tractor Campaign.

Image: Steve Imgram
Image: Steve Ingram


For the cigars

100g hazelnuts

100g dark chocolate

50g caster sugar

1 tbsp honey

4 sheets filo pastry

100g butter, melted

icing sugar for dusting

For the syrup

4 tbsp honey

25g caster sugar

1 tbsp rose water


For the cigars: Whiz together the nuts, chocolate and sugar in a food processor, then add the honey.

Cut each sheet of pastry into four, brush with melted butter, then put a tablespoon of the nut mixture on the end of each piece, roll up like cigars and place on a baking sheet.

Brush with more butter, then bake at 180C for 20 minutes or until brown and crisp. When done, remove and stack on a plate, and pour over the syrup.

To make the syrup put all the ingredients in a small pan, heat until the sugar is melted, and simmer for ten minutes or so until thickened. Dust with icing sugar to serve.