Greek Baclava (Baklava)

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Well, it was only a matter of time before we had the recipe for Baclava (or Baklava) here! It's probably one of the best-known sweets from this area of the world and quite rightly so, in my opinion! You should be able to obtain the sheets of filo pastry where you live - it's available in most parts of the world, I believe.

Ingredients

500g butter
300g grated walnuts
40 sheets filo pastry
1 tablespoon cinnamon

For the syrup

650g sugar
80g glucose
400g water


Preparation

Melt the butter in a pan.

Cut all the sheets of filo pastry into a circular shape to fit the round, medium-sized oven dish you will use.

Butter the oven dish and start placing 20 sheets of filo pastry individually, buttering each one as you do so.

Mix the cinnamon with the walnuts and add the mixture to the dish on top of the 20 filo sheets.

Place the other 20 sheets on top, again individually and buttering each one as you do so.

Place the dish in the fridge for 10 minutes.

When you take it out, cut the baklava into diamond shapes (see photo) making sure you make the cuts right to the bottom.

Spray it with water and bake it in a pre heated oven at 150 C for 90 minutes.


While the baklava is baking, prepare the syrup.

Put all the ingredients for the syrup in a pan, bring to the boil and continue boiling for 3 minutes.

When you remove the baklava from the oven, pour the syrup evenly on top of it. This has to be done when both are still hot.


Eat and Enjoy!

Greek Baclava - Baklava Recipe

12 comments:

Cindy said...

Oh my is that scrumptious looking. I copied and pasted the recipe, gonna have to try them, Nice job.

Cindy

Glynis said...

I just love this!! mmm

Babette said...

I love this. I'm going to have to try making it myself. Thanks for the recipe. :o)

Pastilan said...

reading this makes me hungry, this looks sooooooo yummy. I'll try this one, thanks :)

Franklin said...

Hmm this looks great! Although there's a shop nearby my home that sells this... I've got to try to make it myself one day :) instructions copied!

This Makes My Day said...

Amazing!! Like they say here: 'you can wake me up at night to invite me for eating this!'

Great, thanks for the recipe!

Anonymous said...

Can I use honey im place of syrup? honey

symposio said...

In reply to your question, Anonymous, the thing with the syrup is that it is absorbed into all the layers ofthe sweet. If you use honey, it won't be absorbed. You could water down the honey, I suppose, but it really wouldn't be the same.

WillOaks Studio said...

I really must try to make this!! I've used philo dough for apple streudel...but some of your tips here would even help me make that better!! Yummm! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

This sound great, I am definitely going to try it. Thanks AB

wanwisa said...

sound delicious!! Thanks for sharing

Yedy said...

i love baclava! thanks kor sharing this! :)

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