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Baklava (Armenian Pastry) Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Linda Lutes
Added: Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 pound of filo dough, thawed
4 cups of ground blanched almonds
1 1/2 cups of sugar
2 tsp. of lemon rind
1 1/2 tsp. of ground cinnamon
2 cups unsalted butter, melted
sliced almonds for garnish
HONEY AND ROSE WATER SYRUP:
1/2 c. each of sugar and water
1 c. honey
2 tbs. of rose water

Directions:
Directions:
Unfold sheets of filo dough so they lie flat. Cover with a paper then with a damp towel, to prevent them from drying out. Preheat oven at 325. In a medium bowl combine the almonds, sugar, lemon rind and cinnamon. Generously butter a 13"x 9"x 3" oblong pan. Place one sheet of filo dough in the pan and brush with melted butter. Place another sheet of dough on top and brush it with butter. Sprinkle about 6 tbs. of almond-sugar mixture on top of the dough. Place 3 more sheets of dough in the pan, one at a time and butter each sheet. Add another 6 tbs. of nut mixture on top of the last sheet of dough. Continue layering the dough and top with the nut mixture. Finish with layering 3 sheets of filo dough on top. With a sharp knife, cut diagonally across the pan to make a small diamond shape, about 1 1/2 inches on a side, cutting all the way to the bottom of the pan. Bake until golden brown. (about 45 minutes) Pour warm honey-rose water syrup on top. Decorate each piece with almond. Prepare syrup: Combine the sugar and water in a sauce pan, bring to a boil while continually stirring. Mix in honey and cook until the syrup boils again. Remove from the heat and add the rose water, stir to blend.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
12
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
45minutes
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Source: Fresno, Cal. Neighbor

 

 

 

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