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Baklava

Baklava
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Known as one of the middle easts grandest sweets. This easy recipe will show you it doesn’t have to be a tedious process at all. The fragrant syrup and spicy nuts captured between the micro-layers of golden pastry will enhance your senses. A traditional never old special occasion sweet, A family pleaser.

Recipe
PRE TIME: 15 min
COOKING TIME: 1 hr 30 min
TOTAL TIME: 1 hr 45 min
6 SERVING
Ingredients:
  • For Nuts
  • 2 cup Hazelnuts
  • 2 cup Almonds
  • ½ cup Muscavado sugar
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 whole Freshly ground nutmeg
  • For Bake
  • 1 pack Filo dough
  • ½ cup Melted butter
  • Syrup
  • 1 cup Honey
  • 2 cup Sugar
  • 1 ea. Cinnamon stick
  • 3 ea. Green cardamom
  • 1 ea. Orange peel and juice
Directions:
Step 1
Step 1
1
Preheat the oven at 300°F/150°C.
Step 2
Step 2
2
In a blender or machine to chop nuts, blend the almonds and hazlenuts with the muscovado sugar and whole nutmeg grated with a zester and ground cinnamon to a chuncky consistency.
Step 3
Step 3
3
In a baking dish, brush butter on the dish before layering the first sheet of filo dough.
Step 4
Step 4
4
Layer three sheets of filo with butter brushed in between.
Step 5
Step 5
5
Evenly spread a layer of chopped nuts to the to of the three layers of filo.
Step 6
Step 6
6
Repeat process making 4 layers of nuts then layer three more filo sheets with butter brushed in between.
Step 7
Step 7
7
Brush extra butter on top of the last layer and sprinckle a little water to hold filo down (no more than 1tsp).
Step 8
Step 8
8
Cut into small pieces.
Step 9
Step 9
9
Bake for 45 minutes. Then turn the oven up to 350°F/177°C and cook for another 15 minutes or until golden brown.
Step 10
Step 10
10
Heat in a small pot adds all ingredients of 【Syrup】and swirling the pan occasionally until the sugar has completely dissolved.
Step 11
Step 11
11
Strain the syrup and pour over the baklava and enjoy when cooled.
Step 12
Step 12
12
Enjoy!
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