Bird’s Nests ‘Ish il-‘Asfour

Preparation info
  • Makes about


    large nests
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Delights from the Garden of Eden

By Nawal Nasrallah

Published 2019

  • About

Impressively shaped baklawa. Traditionally, the ‘nests’ are filled with whole, shelled and skinned pistachios. The Egg-white Nut Filling is good, too.


  • One 16 oz/450 g package fillo dough, thawed
  • ½ to ¾ cup (<


  • Preheat oven to 350°F/175°C/gas mark 4.
  • Lay flat one whole sheet of fillo. Lightly brush half of it with butter. Fold sheet in half crosswise, and lightly brush entire surface. Keep rest of sheets covered with a dry kitchen towel, away from drafts.