Baklava

Baklava

Recipe by CookingIsLifestyleCourse: Dessert Recipes, Turkish Kitchen
Servings

2

servings
Prep time

20

minutes
Cooking time

30

minutes
Calories

400

kcal

Ingredients

  • Filo pastry

  • 200 g melted butter (salted)

  • For the syrup:
  • 2 cups sugar

  • 1 cup water

  • 1 tsp vanilla essence

  • 1 tsp rose essence

  • For the nut mixture:
  • 50 g almonds

  • 50 g cashews

  • 100 g pistachios

  • 100 g walnuts

  • ½ tsp cinnamon powder

  • ¼ tsp nutmeg powder

  • ½ cup sugar

Directions

  • Chop or grind the walnuts, almonds and pistachios very finely. Mix the nuts with the sugar, cinnamon powder and nutmeg powder.
  • Butter each layer of filo. After 6 lavers, add some nuts. Then, butter another 6 layers and add most of the nut mixture. Top with another 6 layers and the remaining nuts. Finish with 6 layers of filo.
  • Cut diamond shapes or squares from the tray before placing in the oven.
  • Bake for approximately 30 minutes at 180 °C until golden brown.
  • Once out, pour the syrup on the hot baklava and sprinkle some pistachios on top of each baklava square.