As an apprentice we used to have to make this all the time, this was in the days before you could buy filo paste, that most people use these days instead of the real thing. This dessert is very easy to make, and good fun also. The paste has to very thin indeed, this is done by stretching the dough carefully, this is relatively simple to do. My old chef used to get his Times newspaper and place it under the stretched paste, if he could read the text then it was fine, if he couldn’t then you had to start all over again.
Mix the ingredients for the paste, then knead into a soft dough, then leave to rest for 1 hour.
Or if you prefer you can use 6 sheets of filo paste.