Baklava

This is one of the oldest pastry recipes in The middle east, but is placed on many tables
around the world. But where did this delicious recipe come from? Many people believe
that a civilization called the Assyrians at around the 8th century put this together.
But many groups claim Baklava as their own recipe as well though. Baklava is use for
many occasions such as weddings, family get-togethers, and various other feasts. It is
also used as a breakfast and dessert. Baklava is not used for any religions purposes external image moz-screenshot.jpg
but is commonly made in middle eastern household.

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Recipe


Cook Time: 35 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound frozen phyllo sheets
  • 1 cup melted butter
  • 2 cups finely chopped walnuts or blanched almonds
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Preparation:

Directions for baklava
Thaw phyllo pastry and separate sheets according to package directions. Keep pastry not being used covered with clean damp dish towel to keep it from drying out. Place half of pastry sheets in a greased 15x10x1-inch baking pan, one by one, brushing each sheet quickly and all over with melted butter. Combine nuts, 1/2 cup sugar, and cinnamon; sprinkle over buttered pastry. Place remaining sheets on top, brushing each with melted butter. Cut baklava pastry into 2-inch diamonds. Bake at 400° until brown and crisp, about 30 to 35 minutes. Meanwhile, in a saucepan, combine remaining 3/4 cup sugar, honey, 1 cup water, and lemon juice; bring to a boil. Boil baklava syrup for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until syrupy. Cool and pour over baklava.