How to Prepare Tasty Greek Baklava

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Greek Baklava. Baklava uses phyllo dough stacked with honey and nuts to make a sweet Mediterranean dessert that everyone will love. Traditional greek baklava - greek origin - stavros' kitchen - greek and cypriot cuisine. This Greek Baklava recipe has walnuts and cinnamon layered between flaky phyllo dough with a Greek Baklava Recipe.

Greek Baklava A lot of speculations abounds about the origin and history of Baklava. Greeks and Turks still argue over its origin and is claimed by both countries. Learn how to make baklava with this Greek baklava recipe. You can have Greek Baklava using 14 ingredients and 11 steps. Here is how you achieve it.

Ingredients of Greek Baklava

  1. You need of For the Baklava.
  2. You need 2 (16 oz) of packages phyllo dough.
  3. It's 4 cups of pecans milled or finely chopped.
  4. Prepare 1 of and a 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon.
  5. It's 2 sticks of melted unsalted butter, clarified.
  6. You need 1 bottle of whole cloves.
  7. It's of Pastry brush.
  8. You need 1 of 9x13 pan.
  9. Prepare of For the syrup.
  10. It's 2 cups of water.
  11. You need 1 cup of sugar.
  12. Prepare 1 cup of honey (I use wildflower honey).
  13. You need 1 of lemon cut in half, only use half.
  14. Prepare 1 of cinnamon stick.

Way back when, when I was still living in Michigan, we had Greek neighbors in the house next door. Keep unused sheets covered with plastic wrap while assembling baklava to prevent drying. Authentic Greek Food Recipes, Greek Desserts Recipes. Baklava is a rich, sweet pastry made of layers of phyllo pastry filled with chopped nuts and sweetened with syrup.

Greek Baklava step by step

  1. Make the syrup: Take a saucepan and add the water, sugar, honey and cinnamon stick. Squeeze the juice from the lemon half and drop the whole lemon half in the pan.
  2. Bring to a boil and stir until sugar and honey dissolves then down to medium heat for about 5 minutes, take off heat and cool to room temperature then take out the lemon half and cinnamon stick.
  3. Make the Baklava: Mix pecans with the ground cinnamon, melt the butter, clarify it and butter the pan.
  4. Place one sheet in the pan and brush butter all over it, repeat until you do 10 sheets on top of one another layering each with butter.
  5. Place about a 1/4 of the nut mixture on top of the 10 buttered sheets.
  6. It goes like this: 10 buttered sheets 1/4 nut mixture. 5 buttered sheets. 1/4 nut mixture. 5 buttered sheets 1/4 nut mixture. 5 buttered sheets. 1/4 nut mixture. 15 buttered sheets on top.
  7. Butter the very top, even pour the rest of your butter and carefully cut baklava lengthwise 4 rows then cut diagonally for diamonds.
  8. Place a whole clove in each diamond shape and bake at 300 degrees for one and a half hours depending on your oven. Make sure it is golden and flaky on top.
  9. When baklava is done take out the oven and spoon or ladle the cool syrup all over the baklava concentrating in the cuts. Remember cool syrup, hot baklava.
  10. Let it sit for at least 8 hours to overnight to soak up all the sweet syrup (I know it's hard to resist) 😇.
  11. It can be stored at room temperature for a week, longer in the fridge ENJOY !! 😋❤️😋.

See more ideas about Baklava, Baklava recipe, Dessert recipes. Baklava Recipe, Honey Baklava, How to Make Best Baklava. This honey baklava is flaky, crisp and tender and I love that it isn't overly. The iconic Baklava is astonishingly straight forward to make! I can sweep past the window of patisseries without having to fight an urge to pop in.

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