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baklava

most of my friends don't know what 
baklava is.
which is so sad.
guys.
this stuff is to die for.

i thought i would share the recipe.

ingredients

1 (36 oz.) package phyllo dough.


1 pound chopped nuts.
1 cup butter.
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon.
1 teaspoon vanilla extract.


1 cup water.
1 cup white sugar.
1/2 cup honey.

1. preheat oven to 350 degrees. butter the bottoms and sides of 9x13 inch pan.

2. chop nuts and toss with cinnamon. set aside. unroll phyllo dough. cut whole stack in half to fit pan. cover phyllo with a dampened cloth to keep from drying out as you work. place two sheets of dough in pan, butter thoroughly. repeat until you have 8 sheets layered. sprinkle 2-3 tablespoons of nut mixture on top. top with two sheets of dough, butter, nuts, layering as you go. the top layer should be about 6-8 sheets deep.


3. using a sharp knife, cut into diamond or square shapes all the way to the bottom of the pan. you may cut into 4 long rows then make diagonal cuts. bake for about 50 minutes until baklava is golden and crisp.


4. make sauce while baklava is baking. boil sugar and water until sugar is melted. add vanilla and honey. simmer for about 20 minutes.


5. remove baklava from oven and immediately spoon sauce over it. let cool. serve in cupcake papers. this freezes well. leave it uncovered as it gets soggy if it is wrapped up. 


i know i say this every time,
but please let me know if you try this.
i want to share this goody goodness with all the world. 

9 comments

  1. My boyfriend loves, I mean loves this stuff! I have never attempted to make it at home because it seemed so hard to do. Thank you for showing me how to make it and maybe he will get it on his birthday, if he is lucky or if I don't eat it all first before it gets to him! Oh and what kind of nuts did you use? Pecans?

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  2. Oh dear goodness. Baklava is a favorite. :) Thanks for sharing! Looks like a good recipe!

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  3. i love it, too! it took some time to get used to since its so sweet. they have it here in israel, its considered a "russian dessert." but it sure it tasty :)

    Miyan
    fly far blog

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  4. My husbands grandfather used to make Baklava for their family!! He absolutely LOVED it!

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  5. Haha! We served Baklava as part of a grad school assignment on Eastern European countries...brought out the song and dance, and yeah people loved it!
    I never thought I'd be able to make my own! I'm saving this!

    Andie
    Andie's Traveling Pants

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  6. My family is Greek, we eat Baklava all the time! It's so good!

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  7. I cant wait to make this! Thanks for sharing!

    joanna-dan.blogspot.com

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    Baklava, sweet potato, rice pudding, Chocolate pudding and many more items that allow the customers to visit mostly to the store.

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