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Total Time:
1 - 1.5 hours
Serves: 10
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Technique: Bake Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 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

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