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I gave in. I had resisted making this for days, but eventually my sweet tooth wo…

I gave in. I had resisted making this for days, but eventually my sweet tooth won out. What’s a girl to do?! 🤷🏻‍♀️

I’ve been making baklava for over – actually, let’s not go there, let’s just say, for a very long time! To make a trays worth:

🤤 Ingredients:

2 packs of filo pastry
250 gms of melted butter
200 gms walnuts
200 gms pistachios
1 tsp cinnamon

🤤 For the syrup:

300 gms caster sugar
125 mls honey
300 mls water
4-5 cloves
1 cinnamon stick
Juice of 1 lemon

🤤 Method:

1/… Start by making the syrup. Put everything into a saucepan and stirring intermittently, bring to a boil and then simmer for around 5-6 minutes. Set to one side to cool. I always remove the cloves and cinnamon stick at this point, personal preference.

2/… In a processor, add the nuts and cinnamon and blitz until finely chopped but not turned to dust.

3/… Lightly butter a tray, and lay one sheet of filo down, then butter the top and lay another sheet of filo down, butter the top. Repeat this until you have reached 10 sheets.

4/… Sprinkle about 1 cup’s worth of nuts over the top of the filo sheet. Then repeat Step 3 until you have done 5 sheets of filo. Then sprinkle about 1/2 cup of nuts. Do another 5 sheets and repeat. Put your last 5 sheets on ending with butter on the top.

5/… With a sharp knife, criss-cross the top of the baklava so that you have diamond shapes.

6/… Bake in the oven on 160 for 60-70 minutes until golden brown. Remove, and immediately pour the cooled syrup over the baklava.

Allow the baklava to soak up the syrup for as long as you can, around 5-6 hours. Enjoy! 🤤

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17 Comments

  1. Omg! That looks sooooo gorgeous❤️ absolutely stunning😍 Can l have some please?😚😚

  2. I love this! I’ve never made it and always wanted to!! On my list to try to make soon. Looks gorgeous

  3. My favourite. I’ve never tried to make it though because I have no self control! 😂

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