Saturday, October 30, 2010

Baklava

Baklava is a popular and very tasty sweet pastry in Middle Eastern,Persian and Arab cuisines.


Ingredients:

Almonds - 1 cup fine chopped
Walnuts - 1 cup fine chopped
Phyllo dough package- 1 (16 ounce)
Cinnamon powder - 1/2 tsp
Butter - 1 cup
Sugar- 2 tbsp

For the Syrup:


Water - 1cup
Sugar - 1cup
Honey - 1/2 cup
Juice of 1/2 lemon
Vanilla Essence or Rose water - 1 tbsp

Preparation Method:


1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F(175 degrees C).
2. Mix almonds, walnuts,  cinnamon powder and sugar. set aside.
3. Melt butter  for brushing the filo sheets.
4. Unroll phyllo and cut whole stack in half to fit the dish.
5. Cover phyllo with a damp cloth while assembling the baklava, to keep it from drying out.
6. Butter the bottom and sides of a 9*13 inch baking pan.
7. For the first layer,Place one sheet of dough in pan,brush with butter thoroughly. Repeat until you have 8 sheets  layered .  Fold it over if necessary to fit in the pan.
8. Sprinkle 2 to 3 tablespoons of the nut mixture on top.
9. put 2 sheets on top of this mixture,brush with butter  and sprinkle the mixture.Repeat this process until all the mix is used ending with 8 sheets for the top layer.
10. Using a sharp knife cut into diamond or square shapes all the way to the bottom of the pan.Bake for 40  to 50 minutes or until the baklava gets crisp and golden.
11. Make sauce while baklava is baking. Boil sugar and water until sugar is melted. Add vanilla and honey. Simmer for about 20 minutes.
12. Remove the baklava from the oven and immediately spoon the syrup over it. Let it cool completely before serving. No need to refridgerate.Can be stored for 10 days.

10 comments:

  1. Hey sowjanya...great recipe...want to make this some time may be for Deepavali....looking yummy.
    Biny

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  2. looks so delicious and tempting.

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  4. I LOVE Baklava! I've never made it because I am scared that I will eat the whole pan.

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  6. looks delicious! have never tried making it at home, but after reading ur recipe, looks like this might be something i could try.

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  7. what a delicious blog! here is so many inspirations!

    have a nice time,
    Paula

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  8. Very nice recipe for Baklava, going to have to see if mine will turn out as good as yours looks. Thanks for the recipe.

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