Baklava | How to make Baklava

By Afroz Shaikh  |  8th Aug 2016  |  
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About Baklava Recipe

Very popular Turkish dessert.

The delicious and mouthwatering Baklava is enjoyed by all. This dish is often prepared for special occasions including parties or festivals. Baklava is a good option when you want to cook something different . It is an amazing dish which is liked by people of all age groups. The flavourful ingredients are the key to the amazing taste of Baklava. Afroz Shaikh shared Baklava recipe which can serve 6 people. The step by step process with pictures will help you learn how to make the delicious Baklava. Try this delicious Baklava recipe at home and surprise your family and friends. You can connect with the Afroz Shaikh of Baklava by commenting on the page. In case you have any questions around the ingredients or cooking process. The Baklava can also be given a rating. The "What's cooking" feature can be used to share your experience when you make Baklava with other users


Ingredients to make Baklava

  • 36 leaves of frozen phyllo sheets
  • 300 grams unsalted butter
  • 300 grams pistachio ground to a powder
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon powder
  • 3 tbsp. sugar
  • 4 cups water
  • 3 cups sugar
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp Rosewater

How to make Baklava

  1. Combine water, sugar, rose water, honey and lemon juice in a pan, bring the mixture to a boil. Let it simmer on low heat for 6-8 minutes.
  2. Preheat the oven at 200 degrees C. In a bowl, mix the ground pistachio nuts with 3 tbsps of sugar and cinnamon powder. Brush the bottom of your baking pan with melted butter and sprinkle 2 tbsp of ground pistachio mix.
  3. The phyllo sheets have to be worked quickly as it dries up very soon, brush the entire piece of phyllo with the melted butter. Repeat in the same way with 18 leaves of phyllo sheets & start building the layers of phyllo in a baking pan.
  4. Once you have buttered the 18th layer of phyllo pastry, put a thick layer of the ground pistachio mixture, all the way around the edges of the pan.
  5. Place another layer of phyllo pastry over the nuts and butter it. Repeat the process of brushing phyllo sheets with melted butter to remaining 18 phyllo sheets ,thus making the layer above the pistachio mix.
  6. Using a sharp knife, gently cut the baklava into even squares.
  7. Drizzle the leftover butter over the top of the baklava. Place the pan in a preheated 200 C oven for 45 minutes or until the layers puff up high and the top layers are golden, crispy.
  8. When ready, remove tray from oven and immediately pour the cold syrup evenly over the baklava.
  9. Let it bubble up and then settle. Generously sprinkle ground pistachios on the top. Let the baklava cool down.

Reviews for Baklava (2)

Aashwita Lal2 years ago

Awesome one :)

Sulakshana Sarkar2 years ago

Phyllis sheet where will I find this