Baklava

Recipe by Carol Bullock
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READY IN: 1hr 22mins
YIELD: 25 pieces
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • ----------The Syrup----------.
  • Boil the water and sugar for 2 minutes.
  • Add the rose water.
  • Cool and then refrigerate.
  • -----------The Filling--------------.
  • Grind the nuts, sugar and rosewater together in a food processor or blender until of a pasty consistency.
  • ------------Assemble-----------.
  • Brush oblong cake pan with melted margarine.
  • Place a sheet of phyllo in the pan, brush with margarine and continue this until you have used half the phyllo and half the margarine.
  • Sprinkle the filling evenly over the top.
  • Layer the rest of the phyllo and margarine, brushing the top with margarine.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Cut 1 inch wide strips to the bottom of the pan, and then cut on the diagonal to make diamond shapes.
  • Bake for 30 minutes, then reduce the heat to 300°F and bake about 10 minutes more, or until golden brown.
  • Re-cut the pieces you have already cut, then pour the syrup over all.
  • The syrup will absorb into the pastry.
  • Let cool at room temperature for several hours before serving.
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