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    HOW TO MAKE BAKLAWA / BAKLAVA with PHOTOS!!!

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    janba
    Sat May 09, 2009 12:45 am
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    Hi - My Lebanese mother used to say "You should always pour warm syrup over cold baklava" or "You should always pour cold syrup over warm baklava" - I can't remember which!
    Elmotoo
    Sat May 09, 2009 2:30 am
    Forum Host
    gee. i wonder what the difference would be?
    Um Safia
    Sat May 09, 2009 4:48 am
    Forum Host
    Hi Janba,

    I think the rule of thumb is cool syrup over warm baklava. I generally say to let the baklava stand for 5-10 minutes once you take it out of the oven & then pour your room temp syrup over the baklava.

    Never chill the syrup or you run the risk of it cystallizing in the baklava once you've poured it over icon_eek.gif

    I pour fairly warm - but not hot - syrup over my baklawa as it's just flavoured honey & not the sugar syrup version.

    I hope that helps!

    Rezika.
    Jannah-red
    Sat May 16, 2009 11:48 am
    Semi-Experienced "Sous Chef" Poster
    Wow icon_eek.gif I'm well impressed with that sis! icon_biggrin.gif

    I can't wait to see you do the other oriental cakes icon_razz.gif you'll be our english speaking version of Gateaux Imene!!!!
    Um Safia
    Sat May 16, 2009 12:07 pm
    Forum Host
    Jannah-red wrote:
    Wow icon_eek.gif I'm well impressed with that sis! icon_biggrin.gif

    I can't wait to see you do the other oriental cakes icon_razz.gif you'll be our english speaking version of Gateaux Imene!!!!


    icon_lol.gif Thanks Jannah!

    I really need to pull my finger out & get some more of these tutorials done. I did the baklawa with my daughter on my hip - hence the rushed job, hopefully this time I will have some time to myself to get some decent photographs & instructions icon_rolleyes.gif

    Do you have anything in particular you need / would like to see?
    Jannah-red
    Sat May 16, 2009 1:08 pm
    Semi-Experienced "Sous Chef" Poster
    mmmm knidlettes are pretty tricky, but I will check and look up some recipes, because some of these things are like sculpture icon_lol.gif

    Multi tasking, I'm proud of you sis icon_wink.gif
    Jannah-red
    Sat May 16, 2009 1:12 pm
    Semi-Experienced "Sous Chef" Poster
    How about Dziriate, it's as famous and popular as baklawa in Algeria
    Um Safia
    Sun May 17, 2009 7:01 am
    Forum Host
    icon_rolleyes.gif icon_lol.gif OK, I will have to brush up on my skills for those two! I don't have the special little moulds either, although I keep asking for family to send / bring me some!

    I keep meaning to post some more helouwa recipes but the intricate ones definitely need a tutorial link - there's no way you could make them without having seen how they're made first is there?!

    I am well practised with enveloppes, cornettes, m'chekla, l'escargot & the other common ones. I will probably do some kind of 'special piece' in the run up to Eid for these.

    I make about 12 large trays of helouwa each Eid so I could probably make them & photograph them as I go along icon_biggrin.gif
    Elmotoo
    Sun May 17, 2009 8:19 am
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    twelve large trays?? I am beyond impressed.
    Um Safia
    Sun May 17, 2009 10:04 am
    Forum Host
    Elmotoo wrote:
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    twelve large trays?? I am beyond impressed.


    icon_lol.gif Thanks, I'm stressed just thinking about it! DD makes things so hard that the past 2 years running I bake from midnight 'til 4am whilst she's fast asleep so I can work in peace icon_rolleyes.gif

    These pics were from a couple of years ago, the trays I use now are even BIGGER icon_exclaim.gif

    (my kitchen table AFTER I'd handed out trays to all my neighbours!!!)

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    (what was left for my hubby and I!)

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    Jannah-red
    Sun May 17, 2009 4:13 pm
    Semi-Experienced "Sous Chef" Poster
    How do I become one of your neighbours? icon_biggrin.gif I am sooooooooooooooooooooo jealous

    Another idea for your step by step photos is briks or bourak, it's mostly all the cakes, pancake and pastry type things are fiddly and you need help doing icon_wink.gif
    Jannah-red
    Mon May 18, 2009 2:25 pm
    Semi-Experienced "Sous Chef" Poster
    oooh yes I remembered the one I was trying to think of, M'semen or Mhadjeb!

    Also I've been trying to find a list I found you made before, which had all[/i] the Algerian recipes posted on RecipeZaar, which was sooo helpful because searching for Algerian recipes just brings up those that the people have named Algerian fish soup or Algerian baklawa or whatever, can you please point me in the right direction to your list pleeeeease icon_biggrin.gif
    Um Safia
    Mon May 18, 2009 4:21 pm
    Forum Host
    I think they're all great ideas! I have to admit though... I don't make my own pastry for the bourek - I use the square green packs of spring roll sheets icon_redface.gif All my SIL's & friends here do, so I've not had the chance to practice with the paper thin stuff.

    M'hadjeb - definitely a tute! It took me several attempts at making it before I was happy with the result icon_lol.gif And I keep meaning to make a monster batch & freeze them as my family adores them but I can't make them as often as they'd like as it is time consuming.

    The list of Algerian recipes.............hmmm not sure where I put that but I'll put another list together for you, ah in fact, I'll put them in a cookbook! I'll start on it tonight for you & it should be done tomorrow hopefully (mind you my brain is mush today. I made brioche earlier & preheated the oven to 230C with my frying pan & other stuff still in it icon_eek.gif I've only just finished clearing up the mess)
    Um Safia
    Mon May 18, 2009 4:22 pm
    Forum Host
    Jannah-red wrote:
    How do I become one of your neighbours? icon_biggrin.gif I am sooooooooooooooooooooo jealous


    icon_lol.gif Just move to Bradford & you'll automatically receive a tray icon_wink.gif
    Um Safia
    Tue May 19, 2009 4:30 am
    Forum Host
    OK, here is the cookbook: ALGERIAN SPECIALTIES

    Unfortunately, most of the recipes are mine icon_eek.gif I've looked at all the recipes on Zaar listed as Algerian & the ones not included in the cookbook are so far from being Algerian it's silly.

    I've included a salad in the book, as you'll know an Algerian wont eat green pepper in salad without frying or roasting & peeling first - if you do that to the salad it'll be pretty much authentic.

    Oh & there's a few called Moroccan which are identical to Algerian ones - give the baghrir recipe a go, it's perfect!

    I've also added my spring cake because it is a meskucho cake!

    I'm planning on adding a LOAD MORE Algerian recipes over the next couple of months. My Loubia recipe was submitted just today so I'll add any recipes (not just mine lol) as they show on the system.....
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