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Mediterranean Baklava

jonnypants18's picture
Baklava is a very sweet and buttery dessert consisting of layers of phyllo dough, butter, and nuts.
Ingredients
  Phyllo dough 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Walnuts 2 Cup (32 tbs), freshly ground
  Unsalted butter sticks 2
  Sugar 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Lemon juice 1 Teaspoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1 Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit
2 Defrost the butter.
3 Brush the bottom of a baking pan with butter.

MAKING
4 In a pan, combine sugar and water and bring it to a boil
5 Add lemon juice to the boiling solution, stirring continuously
6 Meanwhile, on the prepared baking pan, place a sheet of phyllo dough.
7 Brush the layer of dough with butter.
8 Repeat layering the phyllo dough sheets and butter until you have finished one of the twin packs of phyllo.
9 Add this stage; start adding a layer of nuts in addition to phyllo sheets and butter.
10 Repeat the layers of phyllo sheets, butter and nut until you have finished the second pack of phyllo.
11 Place the baking dish in the middle rack of the oven.
12 Bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown.

SERVING
13 Remove the baking dish from the oven and pour the prepared sugar syrup on top.
14 Cut into even sized pieces and serve.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Mediterranean
Course: 
Dessert
Taste: 
Sweet, Buttery
Method: 
Baked
Ingredient: 
Phyllo
Restriction: 
Low Cholesterol
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
60 Minutes
Servings: 
20
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This video recipe of Mediterranean Baklava is very close to the original stuff. Take a look at this video and try it out yourself. It is a very simple version and you can easily make it at home.

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2 Comments

shantihhh's picture
Love Baklava-wonderful dessert. My son-in-law's mom, Milka makes the phylo dough by hand. She rolls it out paper thin on the dining room table. She was a chef in the former Yugoslavia and that is how they do it. Thank goodness for prepared phylo dough! It is a versatile dough!
sexynred's picture
I really enjoyed your presentation!! Good job :)