Baklava

Serving: 40 pieces | Type: Pastry/Baking

T1

Ingredients:

Phyllo 1 (16 ounce) package
Mixed chopped nuts -1 lb
Butter (melted) -1 cup (1 stick)
Water -1 cup
White Sugar -1 cup
Rose extract -1 tsp
Honey -½ cup

 

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Chop nuts and Set aside.
  3. Melt the butter and keep it aside.
  4. Unroll phyllo dough and cover phyllo with a dampened cloth to keep from drying out as you work.
  5. Apply the melted butter to the pan liberally.
  6. Place two sheets of dough in pan, butter thoroughly. Sprinkle 2 – 3 tablespoons of nut mixture on top or until the sheet is completely covered.
  7. Then place another two sheets of dough, butter, nuts, layering as you go.
  8. The top layer should be about 8 sheets deep. Apply butter to the top layer also.
  9. Using a sharp knife cut into diamond or square shapes all the way to the bottom of the pan. You may cut into 4 long rows and then make diagonal cuts.
  10. Bake for about 50 minutes until baklava is golden and crisp.
  11. Meanwhile make sauce while the baklava is baking. Boil sugar and water until sugar is melted.
  12. Add honey and simmer for about 20 minutes.
  13. After it thickens like maple syrup add the rose extract and set it aside, until the baklava has baked.
  14. Remove baklava from oven and immediately spoon sauce over it.
  15. Let it cool. Leave it uncovered as it gets soggy if it is wrapped up.
  16. Allow it to cool down and then serve it as it is or with ice cream.

 

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