Easy to make Baklava

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Sep. 07, 2014

This simple recipe is made with walnuts, cinnamon, sugar and Phyllo pastry and enhanced with vanilla essence and rosewater.


Phyllo pastry 1 Pound , Defrosted ((1 Package))
Butter stick 1 , melted ((1/2 Cup Use more if required))
Walnut 1 Pound
Sugar 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Cinnamon powder 2 Teaspoon
Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Honey 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Lemon juice 2 Tablespoon
Vanilla essence 1 Teaspoon
Orange essence 1 Teaspoon



Pulse the walnuts, 1/2 cup sugar and cinnamon and keep aside.

Remove the Phyllo pastry and trim it to fit your baking dish.

Butter the dish and butter each phyllo pastry layer. Start by layering about 5 layers of pastry.

Roughly divide the walnut mixture into three portions and sprinkle over the first portion.

For the next pastry layer, make sure to butter both sides as one side will touch the nuts.

Add three more layers after that only buttering one side. Add more nuts and repeat till you have three layers of nuts.

Add about 5 layers to the final pastry layer so you have a sturdy base and top

Score the pastry - I like to cut them in diamond shapes. Hold down the pastry with your fingers as you gently cut.

Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 30 - 45 mins till golden brown.

Meanwhile, in a bowl combine the sugar, honey and water and bring to a rolling boil.

Add the vanilla and orange essence. Simmer till the syrup is of a medium consistency.

Pour over the hot baked Baklava.


Wait an hour or two till it's cooled and well absorbed before serving. It’s a great make ahead dish and would last a week in a cool place.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 45 Minutes
Ready In: 45 Minutes
Servings: 24

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 299Calories from Fat 141

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 17 g26.2%

Saturated Fat 2 g10%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 88 mg3.67%

Total Carbohydrates 38 g12.7%

Dietary Fiber 1 g4%

Sugars 23 g

Protein 4 g8%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet