Baklava

Baklava

Baklava, made with layers of flaky phyllo dough stuffed with a sweet nutty filling, is a very traditional Mediterranean dessert.

Nutritional info
per serving

Calories 311
Fat 16g
Saturated fat 6g
Carbohydrates 38g
Sodium 295mg
Fiber 2g
Protein 4g
Cholesterol 20mg

Baklava

5.0 stars based on 1 reviews
12 pieces
Servings
Prep time: Cook time: Total time:

Ingredients

  • 1 cup walnuts
  • [1/2] tsp. ground cinnamon
  • [1/2] tsp. ground nutmeg
  • [1/4] cup sugar
  • [1/4] tsp. salt
  • 25 (8x8-in.) sheets phyllo dough
  • [1/2] cup melted butter
  • 1 cup Simple Syrup (recipe in Chapter 22), at room temperature

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350ºF.

In a food processor fitted with a chopping blade, blend walnuts, cinnamon, nutmeg, sugar, and salt for 30 seconds.

In an 8x8-inch pan, begin to layer phyllo dough. Add 10 sheets, buttering each sheet as you lay it in the pan. Then sprinkle phyllo dough with [1/2] of nut mixture. Layer next 5 phyllo sheets, brushing each sheet with butter. Sprinkle rest of nut mixture over top, and add remaining 10 layers of phyllo, again brushing each sheet with butter.

Using a sharp knife, cut baklava into 12 equal pieces. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until phyllo turns golden brown.

Pour Simple Syrup over baklava, and let it soak for at least 2 hours before serving.

Tasty Tip
If you don't like walnuts, you definitely don't have to use them in this recipe. Almonds, pine nuts, pistachios, and even peanuts are all great alternatives in baklava.

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Reviews

sudharanjit

I have tried your recipe couple of times and it always have come out really really good. Thanks to you! With the new changes I see with your site I would suggest you provide a link to the simple syrup recipe so that I do not have to search separately for that particular recipe since I could not locate the chapter 22 you mentioned next to it. Thanks again!! :)

30 December , 2015
smartstar22

Hi, how can I make the baklava recipe for a 13 x 9 pan? Also, the recipe inthe video is different than the one in the book, I'm not sure which one to follow?

7 December , 2014
smartstar22

Hi, hoy can I make the baklava recipe for a 13 x 9 pan? Also, the recipe inthe video is different than the one in the book, I'm not sure which one to follow?

7 December , 2014
smartstar22

Hi, hoy can I make the baklava recipe for a 13 x 9 pan?

7 December , 2014

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