Yvonne shared with us a simplified version of Baklava in the Caring Place Community Kitchen. This version is less sinful than the original version which is drenched with syrup.
Baklava is a rich, sweet pastry found in many cuisines of the Middle East, the Balkans and South Asia. It is made of chopped nuts, usually walnuts or pistachios, layered with phyllo pastry and sweetened with sugar or honey syrup.
- any nuts of your preference, Yvonne used a mixture of almond, walnut and pecan.
- granulated sugar
- a packet of phyllo dough
- melted butter or margarine
- honey or maple syrup
- a long bamboo skewer
Defrost the phyllo dough in the refrigerator overnight. Toast the nuts in the oven before chopping them quite finely. Large pieces of nuts will break through the phyllo dough.
Preheat the oven to 250C.
Yvonne, thank you for sharing this recipe with us. I enjoyed it very much.
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That looks great! I can never remember the difference between baklava and balaclava so I am sure I will one day embarrass myself by ordering a ski mask in a restaurant!
I normally find baklava much too sweet. This seems like a good compromise. I’ve also considered using a mixture of maltose and honey, since maltose isn’t as sweet.