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Baklava Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Sharon Hotchkiss
Added: Monday, February 18, 2008

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 lb. fillo dough, thawed
4 sticks melted, unsalted butter

Nut mixture--mix in a bowl.
1 lb. walnuts, finely chopped
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Simple Syrup:
3 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups water
8 oz. honey

Directions:
Directions:
In a large 12 x 17 oven pan, butter the pan. Place 1 fillo dough in the bottom. Lightly brush dough completely with melted, unsalted butter. Place a sheet of fillo dough over the 1st one and butter it. Repeat for 5 layers. Spread 1 cup of the nut mixture over the 5th layer. Repeat process with 4 fillo layers, each brushed with butter the spread 1 cup of nut mixture over 4th layer. Repeat with 4 more sheets until all sheets are used. Top layer should be 5 sheets with no nut mixture on top. [margarine must be brushed on every layer; otherwise, the margarine does not work into the dough and the dough will be mushy instead of crisp]. Before baking, score the top layer only by gently cutting a small diamond pattern into the dough with a very sharp knife. Bake at 325 degrees for 30 minutes, until light golden brown. Cool. In a saucepan, combine the 3 simple syrup ingredients and bring to a boil for 3-4 minutes, stirring so it won't burn or boil over. Let cool about 5 minutes, then pour over pan of baklava. Let absorb for 1 hour. Cut into diamond-shaped pieces and serve.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This recipe was given to me by a woman from Greece. It's authentic!

 

 

 

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