1/1 Photo of Thea's Baklava
4 hrs 30 mins
Tia Mouse's Note:
DOES NOT INCLUDE 4-10 HOURS OF REST TIME! This is a recipe that can't go wrong. BTW if you haven't used filo before, just follow the box instructions. Don't be intimidated (MOM!:-D) by it. It's easy to use. I've made this a bunch of times and it never comes out wrong. The longer you can let it sit before serving the better. (DH thinks it's better the next morning!)
My Private Note
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- 1 lb phyllo pastry
- 3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
- 2 cups finely chopped walnuts
- 1 cup finely chopped almonds
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1Preheat oven to 325.
- 2Butter base and sides of 13x9x2 pan (seperate quantity of butter).
- 3Melt butter and allow to rest to thickened (If you don't you'll need almost DOUBLE the amount!).
- 4Mix nuts, sugar and spices together.
- 5Place 9 sheets of filo brushing each with butter before the next is added. (Use pastry brush).
- 6Spread 1/2 the nut mixture over top sheet of filo.
- 7Add 2 more sheets (one at a time), buttering between.
- 8Spread remaining nuts over the top.
- 9Top with all remaining sheets of filo, buttering between each one.
- 10Trim edges (around sides of dish) with a VERY sharp knife.
- 11Butter the top layer.
- 12Score through the first few layers of filo (into diamond shaped pieces) to facilitate cutting later.
- 13Sprinkle lightly with water over the top to avoid curling of top layer(s).
- 14Bake for 30 minutes (middle rack), covering with foil if the top browns too much.
- 15After 30 minutes, remove from oven.
- 16Spoon strained syrup over HOT baklava.
- 17Allow to sit for several hours to all day before serving (the longer, the better).
- 18While baklava is baking, prepare syrup.
- 19Place ingredients in saucepan and stir constantly until sugar dissolves completely.
- 20Boil for 10 minutes.
- 21Strain and allow syrup to cool before using.
Nutritional Facts for Thea's Baklava
Serving Size: 1 (129 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 15
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 445.9
- Calories from Fat 234
- Total Fat 26.0 g
- Saturated Fat 7.6 g
- Cholesterol 24.4 mg
- Sodium 179.5 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 50.1 g
- Dietary Fiber 2.8 g
- Sugars 30.9 g
- Protein 6.6 g
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