Tuesday Thyme: Baklava


1/2 lb. walnuts, chopped fine

1/2 T. sugar

1/2 t. cinnamon

1/2 c. melted butter

1/2 lb. phyllo sheets (you will cut each rectangular sheet in half to use in the 9"x9" pan)

1 c. sugar

1/2 c. water

1 stick cinnamon

2 T. honey

20 whole cloves

1. Combine walnuts, 1/2 T. sugar, and cinnamon in mixing bowl.

2. Brush bottom of 9" x 9" pan with butter.

3. Place 1/2 phyllo sheet over butter; butter the sheet. Repeat process for 8 layers.

4. Place 1/2 the walnut mixture over eighth buttered sheet. Cover with 2 more buttered sheets; top with remaining walnut mixture. Repeat layers of phyllo sheets and butter until all sheets are used.

5. Cut in diamond shapes and place a whole clove into the center of each diamond.

6. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Reduce temperature to 300 degrees; bake for 30 minutes longer.


7. Boil 1 c. sugar, water, and cinnamon stick to a thin syrup. Stir in honey. Cool. Pour syrup over hot pastry. Cool before serving.


Anna said...

I love baklava.

Lauren said...

That sounds delicious.

Holly Janeen said...

um, hello- i FREAKIN LOVE baklava!! i am beyond happy that you have posted a recipe for me to try!!!!!!!

Kayz said...

Emily---this is Kali (who knew your sister from Provo) Massey...anyway, I LOVE that you posted this!! Baklava always makes me think of Jerusalem and Greece...THANKS for the recipe! Yours looks tasty =)

neilsaz said...

It reminds me of Greece as well. I even made it once several years ago before I realized that it was the walnuts that were giving me cankor sores. Some pleasures are no longer worth the pain.

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