How to make it

  • Phyllo dough is available in frozen section of supermarkets in most of the european and american countries. It might be tough to find it in India except in upscale supermarkets in metros.
  • In a medium bowl place the cinnamon and walnuts, and mix them together.
  • Brush the bottom of a 14" x 20" baking dish with the butter. Place one pastry sheet in the dish and brush it with the butter.
  • Repeat this process so that 6 pastry sheets line the bottom of the dish.
  • Sprinkle 1/3 of the nut mixture over the top of the pastry sheets. Repeat this process so that there are 3 layers of the nut mixture and four layers of buttered pastry sheets, ending with 6 pastry sheets.
  • Cut the baklava into 40 diamond shaped pieces. Insert a whole clove in the top of each piece.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  • Bake baklava for 40 minutes, or until it is golden brown.
  • In a medium saucepan place the sugar, water, orange peel, lemon peel, and cinnamon stick.
  • Bring the ingredients to a boil and then simmer them for 5 minutes. Add the honey and bring the mixture to a boil.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and add the lemon juice. Stir the ingredients together and then let the syrup cool. Remove the orange and lemon peels, and the cinnamon stick.
  • Spread the cool syrup over the hot baklava. Cover the dish with a towel and let it sit for 1 hour before serving

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  • ayeyerma 4 years ago
    Hi i'm going to make this tomorrow do you think using ghee would be unsuitable?
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    " It was excellent "
    ttaaccoo ate it and said...
    This sounds like one fab recipe for baklava! thank you very much! 55555
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    " It was excellent "
    trigger ate it and said...
    the lemon and orange peel really makes a difference
    Great post
    Michael
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  • ambus 6 years ago
    Sounds yummmmmmmy!
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    ahmed1 ate it and said...
    I think you should post a picture for this..
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    ahmed1 ate it and said...
    Hi Imran.This good.What about the clove?? Did it make a good taste??
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  • imran 6 years ago
    tnx for your sugeestion ivy will try it with almonds looking forward to get more suggetions from your side have a god day
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  • ivy 6 years ago
    Yummy and congratulations. Your recipe is how baklava should be. The only thing I don't like is baklava with walnuts. Have you tried it with almonds?
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