Tuesday, 26 February 2013


A delicious something sweet to make for someone sweet :)
  • About 12 sheets of filo pastry (mine came in a pack of quarter kilo so about a pound)
  • About a cup of melted butter
  • 3 cups of ground walnuts
  • 1 & 1/4 cups of ground almonds
  • 1/2 a cup of sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of cinnamon
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1 & 1/2 cups of sugar
  • 10 cloves
  • About half a lemon
  1. Preheat the oven to 160 degrees Celcius
  2. Mix the ground nuts, sugar and cinnamon in a bowl. 
  3. With a pastry brush, spread butter over a baking pan
  4. Take 6 sheets of filo, each brushed with butter and lay them in the pan and top it with about half of your nut mixture evenly and flatten it
  5. Add another 6 sheets of filo, each brushed with butter 
  6. Indent slightly with a knife so the pastry doesn't break once its cooked and you try to cut it before baking for about 40 minutes (you want the pastry to become golden)
  7. While it is baking, in a medium heat stir water and sugar in a pot and let it simmer with the cloves until they are caramelized. Remove it once it is thick and add squeezed lemon juice.
  8. Cut the baklava into any shape you like and serve it with syrup

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