Greek Baklava

Recipe for Greek Baklava - A Greek favorite that makes everyone think you are a master chef and is sooo easy to make! The phyllo dough for this recipe is found in the freezer section of most grocery stores.

Recipe for Greek Baklava – A Greek favorite that makes everyone think you are a master chef and is sooo easy to make!  The phyllo dough for this recipe is found in the freezer section of most grocery stores.

Greek Baklava

Ingredients

  • 2.5oz almonds fine chopped
  • 13oz walnuts fine chopped
  • 8oz filo dough
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup of melted butter
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • Grated rind of two lemons
  • For the syrup:
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup honey
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1 tablespoon rosewater, or vanilla essence
  • Juice and grated rind of one lemon

Instructions

  1. Mix almonds, walnuts, bread crumbs cinnamon and sugar. Melt butter and mix with canola oil for brushing the filo sheets.
  2. For the first layer lay 4 sheets of filo in a 25x36cm baking pan and brush them one by one with butter-oil. After sprinkle with walnuts-almond-breadcrumb and sugar mix
  3. Then every layer two sheets of filo butter and spread walnuts-almond mix.
  4. Follow the same until all the mix is used. Fold in the sides of filo each time you create a new layer.
  5. Place the last 4 sheets of filo on top brush each one with butter-oil. Brush again the last filo with melted butter mixed with tablespoon of warm water.
  6. Cut baklava to 24 triangle pieces. Bake 150c or 300f for about one hour and half.
  7. Syrup:
  8. Boil the water sugar, and the lemon juice for about 8' minutes. Then add the honey and continue boil for two more minutes. Remove from the heat and add rosewater or vanilla.
  9. Pour the syrup on the cold baklava and let it absorb the syrup and for at least 4-5 hours before served.
http://flavorite.net/2015/12/23/greek-baklava/

Recipe and Photo: greek-islands.us

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