Baklava

Baklava

The famous Arabic sweet  Baklava  phyllo dough filled with nuts and soaked in sugar syrup this can be made in many shapes, squares, diamond, fingers and small rectangles

Ingredients:

1pkt Phyllo dough
1c Walnuts
¼ c Pistachios
¼ c Sugar
½ tsp Cinnamon powder
½ c Melted butter

For Syrup:

1c Sugar
1tsp Rose water
1c Water

Method:

1.Defrost the phyllo dough.
2.Now cut out a medium sized square out of the dough.
3.Coarse grind the walnuts.
4.Mix sugar and cinnamon powder to the walnut and mix well.
5.Now brush each phyllo sheet with butter and place one over another.
6.Stack atleast 7 to 10 sheets.
7.Now put the walnut mixture on the sheet on the lengthy side in a thick line leaving 1 inch of the sheet edge.
8.Now roll the sheet into a log shape.
9.Cut carefully with a knife into small square or rectangles.
10.Preheat the oven to 180 degree C for 20 mins.
11.Line a baking sheet and place these baklavas on the sheet and bake it on 165 degree C for 20 to 25 mins or till the down portion is lightly browned and the top part is crispy.
12.For sugar syrup mix sugar,water and rose water and bring to boil.Boil till the syrup is slightly thickened.
13.Pour this syrup over the baked baklavas.
14.Allow the baklavas to absorb the syrup.
15.It will take almost 2 to 3 hrs to get absorbed fully.
16.Have baklavas one by one and you will find hard to stop