Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Baklawa (Baklava)


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An ideal and good end to a delicious meal is a creative dessert such as Baklawa (Baklava).

Ingredients:

2 cups of med. chopped pecans (or walnuts)
1/3 cup sugar
1 tsp rose water
1 lb filo dough
1 lb drawn butter or sweet butter
1 basic syrup recipe (2 cups sugar - 1 cup water - few drops of lemon juice - 1 tsp rose water - boiled)

Preparation:

Combine nuts, sugar and rose water. Filo dough may be spread in a buttered 10 x 14 inch pan, brushing each layer with butter. Half way through the layering, place nut mixture in 1/2 to 3/4 inch layer.

Continue layering buttered filo on top. Cut in diamond shaped pieces. Bake at 300 until golden brown. Pour syrup over baklawa, making sure the dough is well saturated.

Garnish with minced pistachio (optional).

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