Baklava Recipe

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  • Recipe Servings: 5
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  • Difficulty Level: Easy

A flaky pastry with cinnamon flavored nuts layered between sheets and soaked in sugar syrup.

Ingredients of Baklava

  • 15 Pastry Sheets (Easily available in any supermarket)
  • 50 gms Pistachos, chopped
  • 50 gms Almonds. chopped
  • 50 gms Walnuts, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp, Cinnamon powder
  • 1/4 tsp, grated nutmeg
  • 3 Tbsp Sugar
  • 3 Tbsp Butter
  • For Garnishing:
  • 10 gms, mixed dry fruits, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp Sugar, to make sugar syrup
  • Water, to make sugar syrup
  • 1 cinnamon stick, to flavor the sugar syrup

How to Make Baklava

  • 1.In a pan add 1/2 table spoon butter. Once it melts, add chopped walnuts, almonds and pistachios.
  • 2.Roast it for about 2-3 minutes. Add cinnamon powder and grated nutmeg. Add 1 table spoon sugar. Turn off the stove.
  • 3.Grease a baking tray with a little butter. Lay a pastry sheet.
  • 4.Brush the pastry sheet with butter. Now proceed the same way with another sheet.
  • 5.Add a layer of the dry fruit mixture. Sprinkle some sugar.(Sugar is sprinkled because it will caramelize when baked and give a beautiful texture and color.)
  • 6.Keep doing this till all your pastry sheets have been used. (2 buttered, 1 with nuts and so on.)
  • 7.Brush some butter on the top pastry sheet and bake till golden brown at 160 degrees in the oven.
  • 8.Once baked, take it out and let it cool. Cut into squares or diamond shapes.
  • 9.Meanwhile make the sugar syrup by mixing water, cinnamon stick and sugar. Boil the water till the sugar gets dissolved.
  • 10.Pour some sugar syrup over the cut pieces. Garnish with chopped dry fruits.