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14 December 2012,22:13 by
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BAKLAVA

Serves :
6

Preparation Time :
20 minutes

Cooking Time :
2 hours

Preparation Method :

  • Make a Layer of 6 pastry sheets by placing them one above the other in a baking pan. Brush each sheet with the butter
  • Mix walnuts/ almonds, breadcrumbs, sugar, cinnamon and cloves.
  • Spread the walnut mixture over the top pastry sheet and place two buttered pastry sheets over this. Repeat in same manner until all ingredients have been used, ending with 6 pastry sheets.
  • Trim edges with sharp knife.
  • Cut diagonal lines to make diamond shaped pieces or cut in square shape pieces.
  • Bake in a pre heated oven for about 1 hour at 180 degree C until golden.
  • Prepare the syrup by boiling together sugar, water, honey and lemon juice for 10 minutes.
  • Pour hot syrup over cooked baklava.
  • Allow it to stand for an hour and then serve it.

INGREDIENTS

  • 250 grams Phyllo (pastry sheets)
  • 250 grams walnuts/Almonds, chopped
  • 150 grams Butter
  • 50 grams Sugar
  • 25 grams Breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoons Cloves

Syrup

  • 100 grams confectioner's Sugar
  • 250 ml Water
  • 60 ml honey
  • 1 teaspoon juice of  Lemon

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