How to cook
Immerse figs in a pot of water to boil and leave them to swell for about 10-15 minutes. Strain and cut them into small pieces.
Add the wine, raisins, walnuts, almonds, juice of 1 lemon, cinnamon and chocolate to them.
The honey is heated in a pot on a heated hob and poured over the above mixture. Stir with a wooden spoon.
The butter is melted. One filo pastry sheet is spread out and well greased, a second one is spread out on it, which is also well greased and continue to do the same with 5 more filo pastry sheets.
Using a spoon, apply the filling evenly on the long side of the filo pastry sheet and roll it up.
The rolls are placed in a well greased baking pan or onto baking paper.
The strudel is baked at 360°F (180°C) for about 20-25 minutes.
Note: If there is some melted butter left, it's a good idea to grease the filo pastry sheets before baking.
The Christmas Italian Strudel is ready.