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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Baklava



A favorite Greek dessert

Baklava

1 16ounce package phyllo dough
1 pound chopped nuts
1 cup butter - melted
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup water
1 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup honey

Directions:
 Preheat oven to 350°    Butter the bottom and sides of a 9X13 pan

  Chop nuts and toss with cinnamon.   Set aside.  Unroll phyllo dough.   Cut whole stack in half to fit pan.   Cover phyllo with a dampened cloth to eep from drying out as you work.   Place two sheets of dough in pan, butter thoroughly.   Repeat until you have 8 sheets layered.   Sprinkle 2-3 tablespoons of nut mixture on top.   Top with two sheets of dough, butter, nuts, layering as you go.   The top layer should be about 7-8 sheets deep.

Using a sharp knife cut into diamond or square shapes all the way to the bottom of the pan.   You may cut into 4 long rows to make diagonal cuts.   Bake for about 50 minutes until baklava is golden and crisp.

Make sauce while baklava is baking.   Boil sugar and water until sugar is melted.   Add vanilla and honey.   Simmer for about 20 minutes.

Remove baklava from oven and immediately spoon sauce over it.   Let cool.    Serve in cupcake papers.    This freezes well.   Leave it uncovered as it gets soggy if it is wrapped up.


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3 comments:

  1. Oh, yummy! I love this stuff. We had a professor at Vandy who made it for us each Christmas--pretty amazing, since he called us incompetent his first semester! Lol

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  2. Oh, yummy! I love this stuff. We had a professor at Vandy who made it for us each Christmas--pretty amazing, since he called us incompetent his first semester! Lol

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  3. Well, He should see you now ! This is one of my husbands favorite, so you know what I will be making soon :)

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