Easy Peasy Baklava

"Recipe comes from friends Hazel and Sarah, TRUE! Gave permission to share with you too! This was TERRIFIC, so EASY to do! I hope you'll try it and do a review!!!"
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Ready In:
1hr 20mins




  • Mix together sugar, water and lemon juice in saucepan; boil 15 - 20 minutes and let cool.
  • Crush walnuts and add cinnamon in blender.
  • Melt butter in saucepan.
  • When pastry is at room temperature, use 1/2 of one 375g pack and place it in rectangluar pan; is ok is filo folds back over itself.
  • Brush with butter
  • Sprinkle 1/2 of the walnuts; spread across pastry.
  • Repeat process with other 1/2 of the 375g pack.
  • Repeat process again with the SECOND pack of 375g filo pastry as stated above; finish with pastry layer.
  • Using a SHARP knife, cut pastry into diagonal shape
  • Pour remaining melted butter slowly over pastry.
  • Cook in preheated oven at 170C for 60 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Remove from oven; wait 5 minutes and pour syrup mixture over baklava.
  • When is completely cool, you can serve.
  • HINT HINT -- I enjoy it while still warm!
  • Recipe is IDEAL for freezing!
  • Enjoy.

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  1. Loved this! Very easy to make. I'm sure I will make this again. Thanks
  2. I chose this for our Oz/NZ Regional tour. I couldn't believe how easy this was to prepare! I feel like a baklava pro now!! I was going to try freezing some for later, but the family ate it all in one day. Thanks for sharing!


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