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Lebanese Baklava

Saturday Feb 13, 2010


 INGREDIENTS NEEDED:

FILLING

  • 1 cup of unsalted cashews finely chopped
  • 2 cups of  walnuts finely chopped
  • 1 cup of  unsalted pistachio finely chopped
  • ½  cup of white sugar
  • 1 pound of unsalted butter melted
  • ½ tsp of cinnamon-optional
  • ½ tsp ground cardamom
  • 1 pack of fillo sheets

 

SYRUP

  • 1 ½ cups of honey
  • 3 cups of sugar
  • 1 ½ cups of water

In a saucepan mix and  bring all ingredients to a light boil for 20 minutes

PREPARATION:

  • To make the filling, in a bowl combine and mix  cashews, pistachios , walnuts, cinnamon , cardamom and sugar in a bowl Set aside.
  •  Paint a 9″X13″ baking dish with a layer of the melted butter and lay one fillo sheet flat in the dish, cut excess fillo and repeat this for 12-15 times using the same method.
  • Spread  the filling on the Fillo sheets, then gently press the filling while smoothing it down.
  •  Next, lay the remaining of the sheets 12-15 layers on top and butter between each layer. ( using extra fillo and butter if required)
  • Gently brush the top of the remaining butter. Using a sharp knife cut in desired shape ( I cut into 6 equal squares and then each square in half  creating a rectangle shape.
  • Bake in 360 degree oven for about 25-30 minutes, or until the surface turns golden  brown color.

Remove from oven and gently pour syrup over the baklava then let cool to room temperature before serving.

3 Comments »

Suzanne:

9×13 baking dish? is that cm or inches? Sorry..☺

February 19th, 2012 | 5:02 pm
noelle:

Inches!

February 20th, 2012 | 9:00 am

How to make fillo pastry

April 19th, 2013 | 8:48 am
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