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Baklava

By on December 14, 2015 in Tasty Delights with 0 Comments

Gina Pacelli serving baklava in Deerfield Beach, FloridaCourtesy of my mother, Callie.

Ingredients:

  • 1 package of filo dough
  • 3 packages of 1lb walnuts
  • 3 sticks of butter
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 3-4 heaping teaspoons of Cinnamon, for a nice, brown color

Syrup Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of water
  • 3 cups of sugar
  • 3 quarters of a cup of honey
  • 1 lemon wedge

BaklavaDirections:

  1. Melt the butter until watery, but not too hot to dip your hand into it.
  2. Mix chopped walnuts, with a cup of sugar and 3-4 heaping teaspoons of cinnamon in a bowl. The nuts should have a nice, brown color to them.
  3. Take a pan, and spread a thin layer of butter all over it.
  4. Place a piece of filo dough in the pan, and sprinkle some butter on it. Repeat this process five times, so you have five layers of filo and butter.
  5. After the 5th layer of lightly buttered filo has been placed in the pan, add a layer of the walnut mixture.
  6. Keep layering filo, butter, and nuts until you have six filo sheets left over.
  7. At this point, you will layer the last six filo sheets and a sprinkling of butter.
  8. Spread butter on the last filo sheet.
  9. Cut before cooking.
  10. Bake at 350 degrees for a half an hour to 40 minutes until golden brown.
  11. Make the syrup by mixing the syrup ingredients listed above. Boil the water, sugar and honey, then simmer a lemon wedge in the mixture. Cool the syrup as long as it takes the baklava to cook.
  12. Poor the syrup over the baklava evenly. Note: You may not need all of the syrup. If you use too much, it will come out soggy.

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