"As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy, and to make plans."--Ernest Hemingway

Baklava Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Mom (Grandma Judy)
Added: Saturday, November 8, 2008

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 pkg frozen phyllo dough
4 c. ground Walnuts (fine)
1 c. sugar
1-1 1/4 lb butter unsalted
2 c. sugar
1 c. water
1 tsp. rose water
1 Tbsp lemon juice

Directions:
Directions:
Thaw frozen phyllo dough for 12 to 24 hours in refrigerator. Don't open package until ready to make. Mix together walnuts and sugar. Set aside. Melt butter and cool; skim foam off and discard. Use a 9x13 or 11x15 pan. Open pkg of phyllo dough and lay on a towel, also cover with a towel to keep from drying out. Start by buttering the bottom of the pan, then put a sheet of phyllo dough down and spread sheet with butter using pastry brush. Continue layering this way using half of the phyllo dough. Pour the walnuts over the dough. Spread evenly over the phyllo layers. Then top with a sheet of phyllo dough and butter (as with bottom layers) and continue until phyllo is used up. End with spreading butter over top and around edges. Cut into diamond shapes by cutting straight across the short way and diagonally from corner to corner lenghtwise. Bake at 325 for 25 minutes until golden brown. Boil sugar and water in pan for about 20 min on low. Remove from heat and add Rose water and lemon juice. Be careful not to boil until sugary. Cool and pour over baklava. Let cool. Enjoy.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
24-48 depending on size
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
1 1/2 hours
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This is a favorite treat at the Holidays.

 

 

 

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