Baklava - How To Make Baklava

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May. 05, 2015

Baklava is a layered pastry with nuts and honey syrup. Traditional for Easter in Greece, baklava is deliciously buttery and sweet and very unique!

Ingredients

Walnuts/Almonds / pistachios /a combination 1/2 Pound
Sugar 6 Tablespoon
Cinnamon 1 Teaspoon
Lemon zest 1/2 Teaspoon
Phyllo dough 1/2 Pound , thawed
Melted butter 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) (1/4 pound)
Water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Sugar 6 Tablespoon
Lemon juice 1 Tablespoon
Lemon rind strip/Orange rind 2 Inch
Honey 6 Tablespoon

Directions

GETTING READY:

1.Preheat oven to 325F.

2.Line baking pan with parchment paper and grease with butter.

MAKING:

3.Transfer the nuts to a ziplock bag and pound as shown in the video.

4.Transfer to a bowl and add cinnamon, lemon zest, sugar, salt. Mix well.

5.Brush melted butter on baking pan and layer phyllo dough over it.

6.Layer with filling, phyllo dough and grease with butter as shown in the video.

7.Brush the top with melted butter and cut into small diamond shapes.

8.Pop into oven and bake for 30 minutes. Reduce temperature to and bake for another 45-60 minutes until golden.

9.For syrup, combine water, sugar, lemon juice, lemon rind in a pot. Heat and stir until sugar dissolves. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Add honey and simmer for another 5 minutes.

10.Turn off heat and remove rinds.

11.Pour hot syrup over hot baklava. Refrigerate until serving if desired.

SERVING:

12.Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 120 Minutes
Ready In: 120 Minutes
Servings: 16

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 245Calories from Fat 133

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 16 g24.6%

Saturated Fat 4 g20%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol

Sodium 69 mg2.88%

Total Carbohydrates 26 g8.7%

Dietary Fiber 1 g4%

Sugars 16 g

Protein 3 g6%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet