Started Season 5 of Line of Duty last night, if you haven’t watched this UK series, then go and find it, honestly, it’s so good! Good coppers catching bad ones, cleverly done too!
My after dinner (anytime really 🙊) go-to baklava seems to hit the spot every time, washed down with a nice cuppa, great way to end the day.
Recipe & method on my grid and 👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼
To make a trays worth:
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
1 cinnamon stick
Juice of 1 lemon
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! 🤤