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Baklava

Aug-08-2016
Afroz Shaikh
20 minutes
Prep Time
50 minutes
Cook Time
6 People
Serves
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ABOUT Baklava RECIPE

Very popular Turkish dessert.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Medium
  • Eid
  • Middle Eastern
  • Baking
  • Boiling
  • Dessert
  • Egg Free

Ingredients Serving: 6

  1. 36 leaves of frozen phyllo sheets
  2. 300 grams unsalted butter
  3. 300 grams pistachio ground to a powder
  4. 1 tbsp cinnamon powder
  5. 3 tbsp. sugar
  6. 4 cups water
  7. 3 cups sugar
  8. Juice of ½ lemon
  9. 2 tbsp honey
  10. 2 tbsp Rosewater

Instructions

  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.

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Aashwita Lal
Aug-19-2016
Aashwita Lal   Aug-19-2016

Awesome one :)

Sulakshana Sarkar
Aug-08-2016
Sulakshana Sarkar   Aug-08-2016

Phyllis sheet where will I find this

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