vineri, 18 martie 2011

BAKLAVA

Hahahaha, a greek dessert for my greek husband!!!! He deserves it, because he is a good guy.

1 pack Phyllo pastry
1 1/2 pounds ground walnut
1 1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
2 cups water
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup honey
Preheat oven to 350F (180C). Butter the bottoms and sides of a pan. Mix the walnuts with cinnamon and 2 tablespoon of sugar. Melt the butter. Unroll the Phillo pastry. Lay two sheets of Phyllo in the pan and butter thoroughly using a brush. Repeat until you have 6 sheets layered. Sprinkle about 1/4 of nut mixture on top. Layer with two sheets of dough, butter and add nuts to end up with 4 layers of nuts and dough. The top layer should be about 6-8 sheets deep. Using a sharp knife cut all the way to the bottom of the pan. Pour the rest of the butter over the baklava, especially where you made the cuts. Bake for about 50 minutes until baklava is golden and crisp. Make the syrup while the baklava is baking. Boil water and remaining sugar until the sugar is dissolved. Add honey and vanilla. Simmer for about 10 minutes. Let it cool of. Remove the baklava from the oven and immediately spoon the syrup over it. When you pour the syrup, if the baklava is hot, the syrup has to be cold, if the baklava is cold, the syrup has to be hot.

4 comentarii:

  1. That looks very good. I love baklava! Yum!

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  2. Never had this but it looks yummy :)

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  3. Try it. You will love it if you like very sweet desserts. You cannot eat a lot of it, just a small piece every day.

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