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    Lebanese Baklava ( Custard)

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    1 hrs 20 mins

    30 mins

    50 mins

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    Ingredients:

    Yield:

    squares

    Units: US | Metric

    Filling

    Syrup

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 350 F after the filling has been prepared.
    2. 2
      Divide the pastry into 2-equal parts.
    3. 3
      Lay 1 sheet on a well-buttered 11 x 16 inch baking pan.
    4. 4
      Brush surface generously with melted butter.
    5. 5
      Lay second sheet on top of first and butter.
    6. 6
      Repeat until half of the pastry sheets have been used.
    7. 7
      Cover unused half of pastry sheets with a kitchen cloth to prevent from drying.
    8. 8
      Prepare the filling: Over medium heat bring milk, sugar vanilla and salt to a boil in a saucepan.
    9. 9
      Add fine grain semolina by sprinkling in a little at a time, stirring constantly until the mixture thickens and the fine grain semolina is well cooked.
    10. 10
      Spread the cool semolina mixture evenly over the entire surface of pastry sheets.
    11. 11
      Again build up the remaining half of the pastry sheets, buttering each surface generously.
    12. 12
      Pour the remaining butter over the top.
    13. 13
      With a knife partially cut top layer of pastry into squares to let steam out.
    14. 14
      Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until light golden.
    15. 15
      While the baklava is cooking prepare syrup: Place sugar, water, and lemon juice in a saucepan.
    16. 16
      Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until sugar is dissolved.
    17. 17
      Bring to a boil and simmer for 15 minutes without stirring.
    18. 18
      Remove from heat and allow to cool.
    19. 19
      Remove baklava from oven.
    20. 20
      Pour off all excess butter by tilting the pan.
    21. 21
      Cook for 10 minutes after brushing surface lightly with some of the drained butter.
    22. 22
      Pour syrup over a little at a time, until all is absorbed.
    23. 23
      Allow to cool for several hours.

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    Nutritional Facts for Lebanese Baklava ( Custard)

    Serving Size: 1 (2718 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 431.4
     
    Calories from Fat 186
    43%
    Total Fat 20.6 g
    31%
    Saturated Fat 12.4 g
    62%
    Cholesterol 52.1 mg
    17%
    Sodium 318.9 mg
    13%
    Total Carbohydrate 58.5 g
    19%
    Dietary Fiber 0.7 g
    3%
    Sugars 37.5 g
    150%
    Protein 4.3 g
    8%

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