Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Baklava Recipe

Baklava or Baklawa is a rich, sweet pastry featured in many cuisines of the former Ottoman, Arab, and Iranian countries. It is a pastry made of layers of filo dough filled with chopped nuts and sweetened with syrup or honey. ٌYou can find many famous restaurants in Lebanon, Syrian, Jordan, and Palestine sell Baklava. It's usually served as a dessert in special nice occasions. Try this delicious baklava recipe

Ingredients:
  • 2 cups of cooking fat or butter
  • 1/2 kilo of the special baklawa pastry (about 15 chips)
  • 4 cups of soft walnuts
  • 1 cups of sugar to be mixed with the walnuts
  • 1/2 cup of pistachio
  • 4 cups of syrup
Preparation:
  1. Melt the cooking fat or butter under a light fire.
  2. Brush the cooking tray with the melted fat or butter.
  3. Put one chip of the baklawa pastry and brush with the fat or butter.
  4. Repeat the step until you get six chips.
  5. Clean the walnuts and mince very well.
  6. Add the sugar to the minced walnuts.
  7. Spread the walnuts mixture over the baklawa chips evenly.
  8. Spread 1/4 cups of the cooking fat or butter over the walnuts mixture (evenly).
  9. Put one baklawa chip over the mixture and brush with cooking fat or butter.
  10. Repeat the steo until you have 12 chips over the mixture.
  11. Rub the top of the Baklava with some water using you hand.
  12. Brush the top with some cooking fat or butter.
  13. Cut the Baklava into small square pieces with a sharp knife.
  14. Cook the baklava in the oven under 325 F for half an hour.
  15. Raise the temperature to 450 F for 5 to 10 minutes until it gets a golden color.
  16. Take the baklava tray out of the oven and the syrup while it's hot.
  17. Decorate the top with pistachio and serve cold or room temperature.
Watch this video - How To Make Baklava : Ingredients For A Great Baklava Recipe

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