Baklava


Originally uploaded by tfangel

Ingredients:

1 16 ounce walnuts (4 cups) finely chopped
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 16 ounce package of fresh or frozen phyllo dough
1 cup margarine or butter (2 sticks) melted
1 12 ounce jar honey

Steps:
1. In large bowl, with fork, mix finely chopped walnuts, sugar, and cinnamon. Set aside.
2. Cut phyllo into 13" by 9" rectangles. in greased 13" by 9" baking dish, place 1 phyllo sheet; brush with some melted margarine or butter. Repeat with phyllo and margarine or butter to make 5 more layers, overlapping any small strips of phyllo to make rectangles, if necessary.
3. Over phyllo in baking dish, sprinkle 1 cup walnut mixture.
4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 to make 3 more layers (4 layers total). Place remaining phyllo on top of last walnut layer; brush with margarine or butter.
5. With sharp knife, cut just halfway through layers in triangle pattern to make 24 servings (cut lengthwise into 3 strips; cut each strip crosswise into 4 rectangles; then cut each rectangle diagonally into 2 rectangles).
6. Bake in 300F oven 1 hour and 25 minutes or until top is golden brown.
7. In small saucepan over medium-low heat, heat honey until hot but not boiling. Evenly spoon hot honey over hot baklava.
8. Cool baklava in dish on wire rack at least 1 hour; cover with foil and let stand at room temperature until serving.
9. To serve, with sharp knife, finish cutting through layers to make 24 baklava triangles.




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1 comment:

  1. I like baklava very much. Thanks for this recipe!

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