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Baklava

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Ingredients

  • 1 pound chopped mixed nuts
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 (16 ounce) package phyllo dough
  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest

Details

Level of difficulty Average
Cost Average budget

Preparation

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350*. Butter a 9x13 inch baking dish.

Step 2

Toss together cinnamon and nuts. Unroll phyllo and cut whole stack in half to fit the dish. Cover phyllo with a damp cloth while assembling the baklava, to keep it from drying out.

Step 3

Place 6-8 sheets of phyllo in the bottom of the prepared dish. Brush generously with butter. Sprinkle 2 to 3 tablespoons of the nut mixture on top. Repeat layers until all ingredients are used, ending with about 6 sheets of phyllo. Using a sharp knife, cut baklava (all the way through to the bottom of the dish) into four long rows, then (nine times) diagonally to make 36 diamond shapes.

Step 4

Bake in preheated oven 50 minutes, until golden and crisp.

Step 5

While baklava is baking, combine sugar and water in a small saucepan over medium heat and bring to a boil. Stir in honey, vanilla and lemon zest, reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes.

Step 6

Remove the baklava from the oven and immediately spoon the syrup over it. Let cool completely before serving. Store uncovered.

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