Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Baklava Recipe

This is a baklava recipe with cinnamon, walnuts and honey and filo pastry sheets.

Ingredients - Makes about 20 slices

4 x 150g pkt walnuts, chopped
2 1/3 cups (300g) caster sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
20 sheets filo
80g butter, melted
1 1/2 cups (375ml) water
2 cinnamon sticks
1 tbs lemon juice
1/4 cup (60ml) honey

Preparation
Preheat oven to 180°C. Spray a 20cm x 30cm slab pan with oil. Combine 4 x 150g pkt walnuts, chopped, 1/3 cup (80g) caster sugar and 1 tsp cinnamon.

Use 20 sheets filo and 80g butter, melted. Make 4 stacks, layer 5 sheets per stack, brushing layers with butter. Put a stack in pan. Top with one-third of walnut mixture. Repeat layers, finishing with filo. Cut into four. Bake for 25-30 minutes.

Stir 2 cups (220g) caster sugar, 1 1/2 cups (375ml) water, 2 cinnamon sticks, 1 tbs lemon juice over low heat until sugar dissolves. Bring to boil, add 1/4 cup (60ml) honey. Remove sticks. Pour over hot slice and cool.

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