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3/3/09

Baklava


Baklava


Ingredients
1 1/2 pounds walnuts, chopped
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
40 sheets Fillo Dough (9" x 14"), thawed
1 cup butter, melted
In a medium bowl, combine walnuts, sugar, cinnamon, and cloves.

Brush butter on bottom of 9" x 13" baking pan. Place 20 sheets of fillo on the bottom of the pan, brushing each sheet with melted butter as you place in the pan.
Cover with 1/2 of the walnut mixture. Layer 5 more fillo sheets on top, brushing each sheet with melted butter.
Spread the remaining half of the walnut mixture over the fillo and cover with another 15 buttered fillo sheets.
With a sharp knife, score fillo into 1 1/2" diamonds or squares. Brush top with melted butter.

Bake in preheated 350°F oven for 45 minutes to 1 hour or until golden brown.

Cool slightly and pour warm syrup (recipe below) evenly over baklava. Cool completely, cut and serve.
Yield: 30 pieces

SYRUP

Ingredients

2 cups sugar
2 cups water
1 cup honey
Bring all ingredients to a boil. Simmer for 10 minutes. Cool slightly.

We attacked the baklava before it was cooled.
Baklava is also good frozen. The chewy texture is yummy.

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9 comments:

  1. That's so odd Lisa!! I left you a comment and it has disappeared into cyber-heaven! It must have been too dull and boring for the internet to cope with! Just to say, welcome back, and you have been missed, and your gorgeous looking baklava wouldn't last 2 days in our house. I am sure it tastes amazing! You will have to make it for me and Baby Kay when we stop by!

    F x

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  2. Hi Lisa
    Your baklava looks delicious. I have never heard of it before. Thanks for the instructions.
    Best Wishes
    Lindsay

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  3. Oh, Lisa, you temptress, you! This looks wonderful! Can you pass me a piece through the computer screen. Maybe cyber eating would reduce calories. ;-)

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  4. I love this stuff but I have never tried to make it

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  5. I'm impressed with your patience and skill with the phyllo dough. I've never been able to manage it.

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  6. Looks tasty. Your baker looks very intent on what is going on...

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  7. Since I'm violently allergic to walnuts, I've never had the pleasure of being able to eat Baklava. I've heard it's delicious☺ I'm glad you have the patience to make this!

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  8. I've never had baklava, but still enjoyed seeing your nice step-by-step recipe post :)

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  9. Oh, how wonderful. Thanks for participating, this week, in TMTT.

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