Ricotta and Jam Cigars Recipe October 12 2014


  • 1 packet of filo pastry
  • 375g Ricotta
  • jam of your choice
  • orange blossom syrup (see separate recipe)
  • ground pistachio (to serve)
  • rice bran oil (for frying)


  1. Fold each filo sheet in half, then cut the folded sheet in half.
  2. Place around 1 tbsp of ricotta in the bottom center of the sheet with 1⁄2 a tbsp of jam on top.
  3. Fold the sides towards the center, then roll towards the end of the sheet.
  4. Repeat untill filling or filo has finished.
  5. In hot oil, deep fry the cigars until they are golden brown.
  6. Pour syrup on top.
  7. Serve with pistachio.