314 Layer Chocolate-Hazelnut Baklava Pi(e)

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Share the love of pi with a sky high baklava pie. With 314 layers of phyllo dough and chocolate-hazelnut filling, this pie will be the hit of your Pi Day party!
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Step 1: Ingredients

6 lbs Phyllo Dough
4 C. Hazelnuts
24 oz Bittersweet Chocolate
3 1/3 C. Sugar
3 T. Cinnamon
2 C. Butter (melted)
2 C. Water
1 1/2 C. Honey
1 Orange (zest)

Step 2: Prepare the Filling

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Spread the hazelnuts on a large baking sheet and toast for approximately 12 min. Remove from the oven and let cool.
Then, place in a food processor (or nut mill) and grind until finely chopped.
Finely chop the chocolate, or use a food processor, until the chocolate is about the same size as the nuts.
Mix together the nuts, chocolate, 1 1/3 cups sugar, and cinnamon in a large bowl.

Step 3: Prepare the Phyllo Dough

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Phyllo dough can be found in the frozen pie section of your local supermarket. I recommend thawing the dough in the refrigerator prior to handling, if you thaw at room temperature you may have a problem with the delicate sheets tearing or sticking together.
Working with a package of dough at a time, unroll onto a cutting board. Use the bottom of an 8in cake pan as a template for cutting uniform circles out of the stack. Place circles on a damp cloth and keep covered. This will prevent the dough from tearing as you work with it.
6 pounds of phyllo?! wow! :)
kathrynl4 years ago
Wow, that is whole lot of baklava. Nice job.
I though regular baklava was amazing... but now I see that I need this.
scoochmaroo4 years ago
314 LAYERS?!!!!!! want.
bzarembka4 years ago
Truly a Masterpiece!!!
Biggsy4 years ago
Love it, great idea, and I love Baklava... I'll take three cakes to go please! hehehe

High five for you!
kwhite14 years ago
delicious and beautiful!
This was amazing! Wow, 314 layers - very creative!