Baklava Baklava


Something sweet for bitter days…


1 pound phyllo
3/4 pound unsalted butter1
1/2 pounds chopped walnuts and pecans
5 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3 1/2 cups water3 cups sugar
3 tablespoons of honey
lemon slice
orange slice

13 x 9 inch pan


Make syrup first: 3 1/2 cups water, 3 cups sugar, slice of lemon and orange. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 20 minutes. LET COOL COMPLETELY

Combine nuts, 5 tablespoons sugar and cinnamon.

Melt butterCut phyllo to fit panButter pan and each piece of phyllo up to 8 pieces

Spread approximately 1/3 of the nut mix on the next phyllo after the butter.

Continue with another 5 sheets of phyllo with just butter then another with butter and nut mixture and so on.

End with a few phyllo with just butter.

Bake at 350 for 30 minutes then reduce heat to 300 and bake 1 hour or until dark golden brown.

Cut Baklava into triangular shapes.

Let stand a few minutes, then pour on cooled simple syrup (I add 3 tablespoons of honey) over the top.