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Baklava Recipe

Baklava is a popular Turkish Dessert
Author :
 
On :
Thursday, 17 April, 2014
Category :
Kid friendly Recipe
Course :
Dessert Recipe
Cuisine :
Turkish Recipe
Technique :
Bake Recipe
Difficulty :
Medium
Servings :
Serves 10
RATINGs :
Rated 3 based on 100 votes
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Ingredients

  • 500g - filo pastry sheets
  • 500 g - rendered Butter (ghee), melted
  • 500 g - Walnuts or pistachios, powdered coarsely
  • 200 g - sugar, powdered
  • 1/4 tsp - all spice, freshly powdered
  • 1/4 tsp - cinnamon, powdered
  • For syrup:
  • 300 g - Sugar
  • 3/4 cup - water
  • 1 tbsp - Milk
  • Few drops - Orange blossom essence
  • How to Make Baklava:

    1. Mix together, sugar, spices and nuts.
    2. Use a flat bottomed baking tray into which the pastry sheet will fit.
    3. Place one sheet on the tray and brush with ghee.
    4. Spread out the nut mixture evenly over the sheet.
    5. Repeat the procedure, of sheet and ghee alternating, till all the sheets are used.
    6. Brush the uppermost sheet with remaining ghee.
    7. Cut in squares or diamonds, using a pizza cutter.
    8. Bake in a preheated oven for 30 minutes at 180 degree C, or till the sheets are crisp and light.
    9. To proceed:
    10. Make syrup of sugar and water, till just under one thread consistency.
    11. Use milk to clarify the syrup.
    12. Add essence and stir.
    13. Strain and pour over cold baklava.
    14. Alternatively cool the syrup and pour over hot baklava.


     

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