Baking: Sweet

Seedless Raisins

Fruit Cigars

Phyllo never fails to impress. Follow these easy steps.


150 g SAFARI seedless raisins, soaked for 3 hours in 125 ml boiled water
100 g walnuts or pecan nuts
50g + 40g butter
2 eggs
150 g(187 ml) sugar
50 g dark chocolate, broken into small pieces
8 sheets phyllo pastry , cut in half
To serve
Icing sugar


Place the soaked SAFARI Seedless raisins,  nuts, 50g butter , eggs and sugar into the bowl of a food processor and blend until well combined.

Transfer the SAFARI raisins mixture into a bowl and stir in the chocolate.

Melt the remaining 40 g butter.

Place a phyllo half on a flat surface and brush with butter.

Spoon some of the mixture along the length of the buttered half , fold in the ends and roll up into a cigar shape.

Repeat with the remaining phyllo sheets.

Preheat the oven to 180 ° C.

Arrange the phyllo cigars  on  baking sheet and bake for 12- 15 minutes.

Dust with icing sugar to serve.


Makes 12-16

Always cover the phyllo sheets not is use with damp cloth .

As an option cut phyllo squares and arrange in  muffin pans to form cup shapes.  Fill with the raisin filling and bake in oven.