Dry roast nuts by placing onto lined baking sheet and placing into cold oven set to fan forced 200°C for 10 minutes. Remove and cool.
Place cinnamon, vanilla, cardamom and sugar into TM bowl and mill 10 sec/speed 8. Add remaining filling ingredients and blend 8 sec/speed 6. Add cooled nuts and blend 10-12 sec/speed 8.
Place into fridge until well set.
Reduce oven temperature to 180°C.
Assemble 'snake' by laying filo pastry on wet tea towels along a bench. Melt butter as needed (approximately 125g) and brush between layers of filo, building up around 4-5 layers. Arrange filling all the way along and roll up. Brush with more butter and patch pastry as necessary.
Roll coil, top with a few extra chopped pecans and bake on large paper lined tray for approximately 20 minutes until pastry is flaky and golden. Melt around 60g honey and brush over pastry while it is still hot after removing from oven.
Cool slightly before eating…or not!
With Vanilla bean ice-cream. Killer Vanilla would be my first choice.