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Baklava

Ingredients
  Golden raisins 1 Cup (16 tbs), plumped and drained
  Walnuts 1⁄4 Pound, finely chopped
  Granulated sugar 2 Tablespoon
  Cinnamon 1⁄2 Teaspoon, ground
  Frozen phyllo dough sheets 12 , thawed (2 X 17 Inches Each)
  Lemon juice 2 Tablespoon
  Honey 2 Tablespoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Preheat oven to 400° F.
2. In a medium mixing bowl, mix together raisins, walnuts, sugar, and cinnamon; keep aside.
3. Grease an 8 X 8 X 2-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
4. On a clean work surface, place and unroll 1 sheet of phyllo dough.
5. Wrap the remaining phyllo sheets with a plastic wrap or a slightly damp towel; keep it aside.
6. Over the surface of unrolled phyllo dough sheet, spray nonstick cooking spray.
7. Crosswise fold the sheet in half to form a rectangle.
8. Similarly, prepare the remaining phyllo sheets.

MAKING
9. In the greased baking dish, arrange the prepared dough at the bottom of the pan; fold wherever necessary.
10. Sprinkle 1/3 of the raisin-nut mixture over phyllo dough in baking dish.
11. Repeat layering and sprinkling raisin nut mixture until all of them are used; phyllo dough would be the topmost layer.
12. With a serrated knife, score the surface of stacked phyllo dough sheets and make four 4 X 4-inch squares.
13. Then, diagonally score each square into half.
14. Place the baking dish in the oven and bake for 15 minutes.

FINALISING
15. In a small saucepan, heat lemon juice and honey over low heat; stir frequently and cook for about 1 minute until honey is melted.
16. Remove the pan from oven and cut across the scored lines.
17. Drizzle the freshly prepared lemon-honey mixture evenly all over the Baklava.
18. Return the pan into the oven and bake for 5 minutes.
19. Keep the pan on a wire rack for cooling.

SERVING
20. Serve with extra lemon-honey sauce.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Asian
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Interest: 
Holiday, Healthy
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Raisin
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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