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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

EasyPeasy Baklava

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Okay now I've posted up this recipe before for a photo-swap, but I thought I would go a little more in depth for you all today! This is one of my most requested recipes!

Warm, melty, gooey, yummy,
 Prep: 30 mins     Bake: 40 mins     Yield: 4 dozen

& It's SO super simple!!

 Is your mouth watering yet???

 Mine is, so lets get started!

 What you need:

1-1/2 pounds finely chopped walnuts
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
1 pound butter, melted, divided
2 packages (16 ounces each, 18-inch x 14inch sheet size) phyllo dough
Syrup: 2 cups sugar
2 cups water
1 cup honey
1 tablespoon grated lemon or orange peel

1. In a small bowl, combine the walnuts, sugar, cinnamon, & cloves; set aside. Brush a 15 inch x 10 inch x 1 inch baking pan with some of the butter. Unroll each package of phyllo sheets; trim each stack to fit the pan. cover dough with plastic wrap & a damp cloth while assembling. Place 1 sheet of phyllo in pan; brush with butter. Repeat 14 times.

2. Spread with 2 cups walnut mixture. Layer with 5 sheets of phyllo, brushing with butter between each. Spread remaining walnut mixture. Top with 1 sheet of phyllo; brush with butter. Repeat 14 times.
(I saved a tiny bit of the walnut mixture, & sprinkled over the top layer when finished.)

3. Cut into 2-1/2 inch squares; Cut each square in half diagonally. Brush remaining butter over top. Bake at 350 degrees F for 40-45 minutes or until golden brown.

4. In a large saucepan, bring syrup ingredients to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer for 10 minutes. Strain & discard peel; cool to lukewarm. Pour over warm Baklava.



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Kendra said...


Anonymous said...

hmmmmm.... I like this tasty tuesday thing!

Kelly Ann Taylor said...

Yummmm is right! I've been thinking about making baklava for a long time, and now obviously, the time has come!

Thanks so much for posting this yummy recipe!

Jaimie said...

Thanx for all the love ladies!
This recipe is so yummy & it really is easy.. (just a little redundant, so make sure you have patience, cause in the end, it works out to your benefit!

Jilly - I know right?? ;) I thought you would since your always posting such yummy smoothies & such!

Kelly Ann - give it a try! you will NOT regret it!

-Mallori said...

I LOVE baklava! thanks for the recipe!!

S.I.F. said...

Oh yum! That looks heavenly!

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