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How To Make Baklava

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Do you know How To Make Baklava?

What is Baklava

Baklava is a layered pastry dessert made of filo pastry, filled with chopped nuts, and sweetened with syrup or honey. It was one of the most popular sweet pastries of Ottoman cuisine.

The pre-Ottoman origin of the dish is unknown, but, in modern times, it is a common dessert of Iranian, Turkish, and Arab cuisines, and other countries of the Levant and Maghreb, along with the South Caucasus, Balkans, and Central Asia.

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Baklava Philo pastry dessert with nuts strewn over the top

How To Make Baklava

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  • Author: EsmeSalon.com
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hours
  • Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Yield: ± 30 blocks depending on size
  • Category: Desserts
  • Cuisine: Ottoman

Description

Baklava is a layered pastry dessert made of filo pastry, filled with chopped nuts, and sweetened with syrup or honey. It was one of the most popular sweet pastries of Ottoman cuisine.


Ingredients

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  • 1 packet filo pastry
  • 150g unsalted butter, plus extra for greasing
  • 200g mixed roughly chopped and lightly roasted
  • 2 tbsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cardamom
  • For the syrup
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp. orange blossom water(or rose water)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C / 350F.
  2. Grease a baking tray with butter.
  3. Melt the remaining butter in a saucepan over low heat or in a microwave.
  4. Lay half filo pastry, one at a time, into the tray, brushing each sheet with butter before adding the next.
  5. In a bowl, mix together the nuts, sugar and cardamom and spread the mixture over the pastry in the tray.
  6. Layer the remaining sheets on top of the nut mixture, brushing each sheet with butter, as before.
  7. Using a sharp knife, cut a crisscross pattern into the top layers of the pastry.
  8. Bake in the preheated oven for approximately 20 minutes, then decrease the temperature to 150C and cook for an additional half hour to 40 minutes, or until the pastry is slightly puffed and golden on top. Remove and allow to cool slightly.
  9. Heat syrup ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat until the sugar has melted and a syrup is formed. (This will take about 20 minutes or so.)
  10. Pour the syrup into the slits in the baklava and leave to cool.
  11. Cut into small diamond-shaped pieces and serve.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 83
  • Sugar: 9
  • Sodium: 13
  • Fat: 5
  • Saturated Fat: 3
  • Unsaturated Fat: 1
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 11
  • Fiber: 0
  • Protein: 0
  • Cholesterol: 12
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