Baklava | How to make Baklava

By SIMRAN GUPTA  |  10th Nov 2015  |  
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About Baklava Recipe

Baklava is a rich and sweet pastry made of layers of filo filled with chopped nuts and sweetened with syrup or honey.

Baklava is one dish which makes its accompaniments tastier. With the right mix of flavours, Baklava has always been everyone's favourite. This recipe by SIMRAN GUPTA is the perfect one to try at home for your family. The Baklava recipe is very simple and can be made in restaurant style using these ingredients. The time taken while preparing Baklava is few minutes and the time taken for cooking is 30 minutes. This is recipe of Baklava is perfect to serve 9 people. Baklava is just the appropriate option to prepare when you have a get together or party at home. Be it kids or grownups, everyone just absolutely love Baklava. So do try it next time and share your experience of cooking Baklava by commenting on this page below!


Ingredients to make Baklava

  • 6 sheets of filo dough (18 14 x 18 inches sheets)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup clarified butter
  • 1/2 cup almond grounded
  • 1/2 cup walnuts grounded
  • 1/4 cup coconut powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • For the syrup: 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon sliced pistachios to garnish with

How to make Baklava

  1. Use a 8×8 baking pan to prepare this dish. Preheat the oven to 176 degree celsius.
  2. For the filling, combine all the dry ingredients, ground almonds, walnuts, coconut, sugar, and cardamom together.
  3. To make the pastry, work on a clean, dry, and flat surface, Open the dough and take 1 sheet, spread it over the working surface and fold making it double length wise.
  4. Lightly brush the butter covering the whole sheet. You will be working with the short side. Leave about half inch of sheet across the short side and sprinkle 2 tablespoons of the filling from edge to edge evenly.
  5. Roll it like a jelly, roll twice and brush lightly with butter only on the rolled part. Sprinkle again 2 tablespoons of the filling from edge to edge evenly.
  6. Roll it up carefully, after every roll brush it with butter, and place seam side down in the baking tray. Repeat this process until you finish rolling all six sheets.
  7. The pieces should fit snugly, but should not be squashed. With a very sharp knife, cut the roll into 3 equal pieces in length, making a total of 18 pieces.
  8. Lightly brush the butter over each piece. Bake the baklava for about 25 to 30 minutes until they turn light golden brown in colour.
  9. To make the syrup, boil the sugar and water together until the syrup is of a thread consistency. Add the lemon juice and cardamom powder, then turn off the heat.
  10. The lemon juice keeps the syrup from crystallizing. Carefully pour this hot syrup evenly over all the baklava pieces.
  11. Sprinkle few pieces of the sliced pistachios over baklava and serve warm.

My Tip:

Be sure to thaw the phyllo dough using the instruction from the package. Do not open the package until you are ready to use. If there are unused sheets then keep them in a clear plastic wrap and refrigerate it, but note that they need to be used within 3 to 4 days.

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SIMRAN GUPTAa year ago