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The Best Rich Honey And Nutty Baklava

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This pastry is The Best Rich Honey And Nutty Baklava you will ever taste. This family favorite, Greek-style baklava recipe tastes genuinely authentic. Made with such care and precision, the depth of flavor floods from the delicious layers of buttered Phyllo dough, earthy nut mixture, and honey syrup.

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The Best Rich Honey And Nutty Baklava Ingredients:

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  • Pistachios
  • Walnuts
  • Cinnamon
  • Sugar
  • Honey
  • Rose water
  • Fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • Phyllo (filo) dough
  • Butter, unsalted

How To Make Rich Honey And Nutty Baklava

There are basically two parts to this dish that you have to prepare: the filling and the syrup sauce that coats the finished pastry.

The filling:

To start the filling, take the nuts and the cinnamon and mix in a food processor until coarsely ground.

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Stovetop, on medium heat, combine sugar, water, honey, rose water, and lemon juice in a saucepan. Bring the combination to a boil and cook until sugar is dissolved, about 5 minutes more until slightly thickened. Remove from the direct heat and set aside to cool.

Set Up The Assembly Station

To be successful in making The Best Rich Honey And Nutty Baklava, you MUST have everything you need easily available to you when assembling the dessert. When you work with Phyllo dough, which is super thin layers of dough, it can quickly dry out and rip into pieces. To prevent that from happening, take these proactive steps with your ingredients:

  • Take the defrosted Phyllo dough out of the package and lay it flat on a barely damp cloth on the counter. Then cover with another barely damp cloth to keep the sheets from drying.
  • With the butter melting in the microwave for efficiency, locate a pastry brush.
  • Lastly, take the glass baking dish and lay it over the Phyllo dough sheets. Using a sharp knife, measure and trim the sheets to about 1/4 inch more than the dish’s base. This will ensure that each of Phyllo dough layers will lay flat in the baking pan.

Layer By Layer

Now it is time to start to assemble The Best Rich Honey And Nutty Baklava! First, take your pastry brush and generously butter the bottom of the dish.

Now Layer:

  • Using one sheet of the Phyllo dough and carefully lay it inside the baking dish. 
  • Quickly, dip the pastry brush in melted butter and brush butter all over the Phyllo sheet until completely covered.

Repeat until you have eight layers completed.

Take half of the nut mixture and sprinkle across the Phyllo dough. 

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Layer:

  • Using one sheet of the Phyllo dough and carefully lay it inside the baking dish. 
  • Quickly, dip the pastry brush in melted butter and brush butter all over the Phyllo sheet until completely covered.

Repeat until you have six layers completed.

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Take the remainder of the nut mixture and sprinkle across the Phyllo and start to layer more Phyllo sheets. 

Layers:

  • Using one sheet of the Phyllo dough and carefully lay it inside the baking dish. 
  • Quickly, dip the pastry brush in melted butter and brush butter all over the phyllo sheet until completely covered.

Repeat until you have eight layers completed with the top sheet fully buttered.

Prepare To Bake The Best Rich Honey And Nutty Baklava

Take your sharp knife and cut the Baklava BEFORE you bake. Make three equal cuts length-wise, from top to bottom. Then start in the corner and cut on a diagonal to turn pieces into small elongated diamonds.

  • Take your sharp knife and cut the Baklava BEFORE you bake.  Make 3  equal cuts length-wise, from top to bottom.  Then start in the corner and cut on a diagonal to turn pieces into small elongated diamonds.

Your beautiful pastry should now be placed in an Oven that has been pre-heated to 350 degrees. Bake 45-55 minutes until Baklava is golden brown.

Adding The Magic

Immediately following the baking, pour the previously prepared sauce over the entire Baklava and let sit for at least 6 hours.

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Serve and enjoy!

Cherished authentic Greek Baklava recipe handed down over generations.  It delivers the perfect pastry combination of rich honey, and nuts with just a hint of cinnamon that is worthy of bite!

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