Turkish Baklava

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Total Time:
7.5 hours
Serves: 6
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Technique: Bake Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • For the filling:
  • 2 cups (8 oz) - finely chopped almonds
  • 1 cup (4 oz) - finely chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup (2 oz ) - caster (superfine) sugar
  • 2-3 tbsp - bread crumbs (optional - it helps to bind the filling)
  • 2 tsp - ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp - ground cloves
  • For the syrup:
  • 2 cups (1 lb) - sugar
  • 2 cups (16 fl oz) - water
  • 1 stick - cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp - lemon juice
  • For the cover:
  • 12 oz packet - filo pastry (375g)

How to Make Turkish Baklava

  • Place all the ingredients for the filling in a bowl. Combine until blended.
  • Meanwhile place all the ingredients for the syrup together in a saucepan and bring it to a boil, while stirring for the sugar to dissolve.
  • Simmer for 10 minutes and leave it to cool.
  • Brush a 12X10 inch baking dish with butter.
  • Brush 10 sheets of filo with melted butter.
  • Lay them on the dish one by one.
  • Spread the filling in the dish.
  • Now top it off with another 10-12 sheets of pastry, buttering each sheet as needed.
  • You can trim off the excess pastry hanging over the side of your baking dish.
  • Now brush the top of the pastry with more butter.
  • With a sharp knife, score the top layers in large diamond shapes.
  • Bake in a preheated 160 degrees C (325 degrees F) oven for 1 hour or until the top turns golden brown.
  • If you find that the top is changing colour too quickly, then cover the top with foil.
  • Remove from the oven and slowly pour the syrup over the top.
  • Let it sit for at least 5-6 hours to absorb the syrup.
  • Recipe Courtesy: http://chefinyou.com/