Baklava


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Yummie Baklava

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  • Author:csw.reeve
  • Serves/Makes:4
  • Prep Time:50 Minutes
  • Implements:25cm by 30cm baking tray

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Ingredients


  • Syrup Ingredients:
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 drops rose water
  • 1/2 tsp Elachi
  • 2 Tbps honey
  • 1 cup water
  • 1.25 cups sugar
  • Filling Ingredients:
  • 2 Tbps milk
  • 1 tsp Elachi powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1/2 cup castor sugar
  • 1 cups cashew nuts
  • 1.5 cups walnuts
  • 2 cups almonds
  • Baklava Ingredients:
  • 8-10 sheets of phyllo pastry
  • Melted butter

Method


Filling:

  1. Mix all filling ingredients and set aside

Sauce:

  1. Combine the ingredients, except the rose water and lemon juice and place on medium heat
  2. Stir until the sugar is dissolved
  3. Reduce to a low heat and allow the syrup to simmer for 20 minutes to allow the ingredients to infuse
  4. Remove from heat, strain through a fine sieve, stir through lemon juice and rosewater and set aside until cold (Can be made the day before)

To assemble the baklava:

  1. Preheat oven at 160c
  2. Grease the baking tray
  3. Grease a sheet of phyllo pastry and set into the tray
  4. Stack up about 4-5 sheets in this manner and grease each sheet, make sure to grease the top sheet as well
  5. Layer the filling evenly over the stacked sheets
  6. Grease and stack another 4-5 sheets of pastry on top of the filling, make sure you grease underneath the sheet that is in contact with the filling, as well as the top of the topmost sheet
  7. Bake the baklava for about 20-30 minutes
  8. Once baked, pour the honey syrup evenly over the hot baklava and then let it cool completely before you serve it


Enjoy :)