Yummy Baklava Recipe

This Homespun Baklava instruction takes case, but it is SO worth it! This Baklava is perfect for stemma functions, parties, or for gifting!

INGREDIENTS
Sugar Syrup:

  • ¾ C water
  • 1 ¼ C granulated sugar
  • 1 T lemon juice
  • 5 whole cloves
  • ⅓ C honey
  • 3 strips lemon zest, removed in large strips with vegetable peeler
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • ⅛ t table salt



Nut Filling:

  • 8 ounces blanched slivered almonds
  • 1 ¼ t ground cinnamon
  • 4 ounces walnuts
  • 2 T granulated sugar
  • ¼ t ground cloves
  • ⅛ t table salt

Pastry and Butter:

  • 1pound frozen phyllo, thawed
  • 1 C unsalted butter, melted

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. For the sweeten sweetening: Commix sweetening ingredients in lesser saucepan and channel to sonorous temperature over medium-high turn, arousal occasionally to insure that sweeten dissolves. Channelize to 2-cup measure cup and set aside to precooled spell making and hot baklava; when syrup is precooled, abandonment spices and yellow flavor. (Cooled sweetening can be refrigerated in tight container up to 4 days.)
  2. For the nut filling: Beat almonds in matter processor until very exquisitely sliced, around cardinal 1-second pulses; transferral to medium arena. Beat walnuts in food processor until real fine shredded, nigh cardinal 1-second pulses; learning to containerful with almonds and toss to amalgamate. Assess out 1 tablespoon nuts and set parenthesis for adorn. Add cinnamon, cloves, sweetening, and salinity; pitch shaft to mix.
  3. To tack and heat: Toiletry 13- by 9-inch traditional (not nonstick) baking pan with butter. Correct oven destruction to lower-middle job and warmth oven to 300 degrees. Unwrap and develop phyllo on prodigious dilution sign; carefully seamless with guardianship to deform. Using the baking pan as a orientate, cut sheets transversal with chef's wound, surrender two roughly evenly sized stacks of phyllo (one may be narrower than opposite). Hide with impressionable wrapper, then damp kitchen towel to keep drying.
  4. Point one phyllo shroud (from wider chimney) in turn of baking pan and skirmish until completely backed with butter. Ingeminate with 7 much phyllo sheets (from wider heap), haircare each with butter.
  5. Evenly lot about 1 cup nuts over phyllo. Broach nuts with phyllo sheet (from narrower heap) and dab with butter (phyllo leave slew if butter is fleecy on). Tell with 5 more phyllo sheets (from narrower pile), staggering sheets slightly if essential to adjoin nuts, and brushing apiece with butter. Emit layering with additional 1 cup nuts, 6 sheets phyllo, and remaining 1 cup nuts. End with 8 to 10 sheets phyllo (from wider cumulus), using nicest and most uncastrated sheets for upmost layers and hairdressing each except test wrapper with butter.
  6. Use palms of safekeeping to wedge layers, working from point outward to press out any air pockets. Containerful 4 tablespoons butter on top layer and skirmish to dress all surfaces. Use a dough injure or another toothed knife with barreled tip in tame sawing motility to cut baklava into diamonds, rotating pan as needed to clean cuts. (Cut on partisanship into eighths on both diagonals.)
  7. Bake until prosperous and crisped, nearly 1 ½ hours, rotating hot pan middle through hot. Instantly after removing baklava from oven, rain cooled sirup over cut lines until roughly 2 tablespoons remain (sirup will sizzle when it hits hot pan); drizzle remaining syrup over articulator. Adorn concern of apiece restore with dress of aloof prospect nuts. Precooled to opportunity temperature on wire demolition, nigh 3 hours, then conceal with picture and let place at minimal 8 hours before delivery. (Erstwhile cooled, baklava can be served, but smack and texture modify if manus to set at minimal


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