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 a delicious and yummilicious dish which is one of the popular dish of Greek. Baklava is an easy yet mouthwatering recipe for you to enjoy. It is a great alternative when you want something really perfect to eat. Restaurant style Baklava is liked by everyone and is easily available at almost every restaurant. You can also call it as a quick and easy recipe which you can make at your home. The preparation time of this recipe is few minute and it takes 30 minute to cook it properly. It is an amazing dish which is liked by the people of every region. By the help of this recipe you can definitely know how to make a perfect Baklava. It is an amazing dish which is perfectly appropriate for any occasion. Baklava is delicious as well as healthy dish because it contains large amount of health benefiting nutrients. It is a perfect dish to prepare for the beginners. Cooking Baklava is an art and while preparing this dish you can feel the aroma of this delicious Baklava. Surprise your family and friends by preparing this hotel style Baklava at your home.


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 GUPTA2 years ago