BAKLAVA RECIPE

 

  • Cooking Time:
  • Servings: 45
  • Preparation Time:

Ingredients

  • 1 pound phyllo dough
  • 1 pound chopped walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 pound solid vegetable shortening
  • Honey syrup:
  • 2 cups water
  • 4 cups sugar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Directions

  • Prepare honey syrup and let cool.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Grease 18-by-12-inch heavy pan with high sides with shortening.
  • Do not use a cookie sheet.
  • Add half of dough.
  • Combine nuts, cinnamon and sugar in bowl.
  • Sprinkle over layer of dough.
  • Top with remaining half of dough.
  • Make diagonal crisscross cuts through dough, an inch apart, creating diamond-shaped pieces.
  • Pour melted shortening over all and bake in preheated oven 45 minutes.
  • Cover with cold syrup.
  • Let baklava cool before serving.
  • Honey syrup:
  • Bring water and sugar to boil in saucepan.
  • Add honey and lemon juice.

Notes

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