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Almond Baklava

Middle Eastern Sweet

Recipe by Kiran Patel of

Baklava is one of the most popular sweet dishes in middle eastern countries

Ingredients vegetarian 2 servings

    1 pack of Filo dough 1 1/4 cups butter 1/4 cup sugar 2 tsp. cinnamon 4 cups almonds For syrup 4 cups sugar 3 cups water 1/2 cup honey 1 stick cinnamon 6 whole cloves


    1. Mix together first amount of sugar, cinnamon, and almonds.
    2. Lay the fillo dough out on a table. Fillo dough will dry quickly, so you will need to work fast.
    3. On a medium-sized, buttered pan (need to melt the butter) lay one of the sheets of filo dough. Butter it, and lay another on top of that.
    4. Continue until you have 5-6 sheets of dough on the bottom of the pan.
    5. Then lay another sheet, and do NOT butter it. On that, put some of the almond mix, enough to cover it evenly, but not making a thick layer.
    6. Lay another sheet of dough, butter it, and then another, unbuttered. On that place some almond mix again.
    7. Repeat until all the mix is gone.
    8. Fold in the dough that hangs from the side of the pan. Some of the edges will be dry, so just cut them and discard them.
    9. Continue layering the remainder of the filo dough (about 5 sheets), making sure to butter each one and fold in the edges before adding the next one. (butter the folded in edges too !
    10. When you're done with laying the sheets of dough down, butter the top sheet very well, and sprinkle some water on it before you put it in the oven.
    11. Bake at 375 degrees for about 20 minutes or until golden.
    12. Remove from oven, slice into desired shape, and pour over syrup.
    13. To make the syrup, combine all ingredient in a pan, heat over medium heat until tick and syrupy, remove cloves bfore spooning over pastry.


    ranjan pandya

    what is filo dough?


    Hi Bhavika ,I use to make baklava .Pls make sure that either baklava or suger-syrup one of them should be cold other wise it becomes soggy.