Baklava is a Mediterranean sweet treat recipe and different Baklava preparation processes are adopted in different countries like Lebanon, Greece, Albania, or Turkey. The following Baklava recipe is an authentic and very tasty Greek Baklava recipe.
Chopped nuts (pistachios, almonds, walnuts, or a combination of the three) — 1 lb
Phyllo dough– 1 lb
Ground cinnamon– 1 teaspoon
Ground cloves– 1/3 teaspoon
Sugar– 1/3 cup
Melted butter– 1 cup
Water– 1 cup
Sugar– 1 cup
Lemon juice– 2 tablespoons
Honey– ½ cup
Step 1– Preheat the oven to 350°F and grease lightly a 9×13 pan.
Step 2– Thaw the pre-made phyllo dough. Follow the manufacturer’s directions for how to thaw.
Step 3– Roll out the thawed dough and cut it in halves. Cover the dough with a slightly damp towel.
Step 4– Chop the nuts into even and small pieces and combine them with cloves, cinnamon, and sugar.
Step 5– Melt the butter in a separate bowl.
Step 6– Place one sheet of dough onto the pan. Brush melted butter over the sheet with a pastry brush.
Step 7– Place all of eight sheets one on top of another. Every time, make sure to brush or ‘paint’ the sheet with butter.
Step 8– Spread a layer of the chopped nut mixture and cover it with 2 more phyllo dough sheets. Continue this 1 nut mixture/2 dough sheets routine until the nut mixture is exhausted.
Step 9– Cut the layers into 24 equal squares. Bake for 30-40 minutes until the edges become crisp and the layers take a golden brown color.