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    1 hr 30 mins

    30 mins

    1 hr

    echo echo's Note:

    There are a number of baklava recipes at Zaar. This is the one I started using decades ago. Be sure to use butter, NOT margarine. I don't usually have a flower water available, but plain water works fine. I use frozen phyllo, thawed, and keep the sheets from drying out by covering with a damp dishtowel during preparation. Extremely sweet, rich and fattening, so cut the diamonds fairly small.

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    1. 1
      Lay 10 sheets of phyllo (cut to fit the pan) in a buttered 8 X 8-inch pan, brushing each sheet with butter.
    2. 2
      Mix the nuts with the 2 Tbs sugar and the spices and sprinkle half of the mixture over the phyllo; drizzle with melted butter.
    3. 3
      Repeat with 10 more phyllo sheets and the rest of the nut mixture.
    4. 4
      End with another layer of 10 phyllo sheets brushed with butter.
    5. 5
      Cut, without cutting through the bottom layer, into diamond-shaped pieces.
    6. 6
      Bake at 350F 1 hour.
    7. 7
      While it bakes, make a syrup: Boil water, 1 cup sugar and ½ lemon for 15 minutes. Remove the lemon and turn off the heat. Stir in 2 Tbs honey.
    8. 8
      Finish cutting through to the bottom of the baklava.
    9. 9
      Let the baklava cool, then pour warm lemon-honey syrup over it.
    10. 10
      Best to let it sit for a few hours before eating.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 29, 2007


      I made this for a Greek themed party and every last lick was gone by the time we left! Wonderful! Also, I find flower waters overly sweet sometimes, so the alternative was just to my taste.

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    Nutritional Facts for Baklava

    Serving Size: 1 (1283 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 5532.0
    Calories from Fat 2986
    Total Fat 331.7 g
    Saturated Fat 135.3 g
    Cholesterol 488.0 mg
    Sodium 4301.6 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 597.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 31.0 g
    Sugars 267.4 g
    Protein 76.4 g

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