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Baklavah Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Kathy Miller
Added: Tuesday, July 22, 2008

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 lb walnuts
1 pkg (1 lb) phyllo dough
2 tbsp cinnamon or cardamon
1 1/2 C sugar
1 lb unsalted butter
Syrup:
3 C sugar
2 C water
1/2 C lemon juice

Directions:
Directions:
Defrost phyllo in refrigerator (about 4 hours). Grind nuts add 1 1/2 C sugar and cinnamon. Melt butter.
Spread phyllo on towel, cover with plastic wrap and damp towel to prevent drying. brush pan with butter. Layer 5 sheets of phyllo, brushing each sheet with butter. Sprinkle 1/2 walnut mixture over and then 5 more layers of phyllo, then remaining walnut mixture, then rest of phyllo. Always brush each layer of phyllo with melted butter. Cut into pieces. Put in cold oven, turn to 375. Bake 30 min until top is brown and pastry pulls away for the sides. While baking, prepare the syrup. cool. Pour cool syrup over hot baklavah and let stand overnight before serving.

 

 

 

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