Home    Share Recipe    FAQ    Contact    HubGarden    Login

Honey Nut Filo Slice -Baklava

by Finy (follow)
Dessert (920)      Sweets (236)      Biscuits (148)      Almonds (80)      Walnuts (46)      Greek (31)      Lebanese (9)      Baklava (2)     


finished,baklava

Baklava is considered a national dessert in countries like Lebanon, Turkey and Greece.

Here in Australia it can cost up to $5.00 a piece, so I decided to make my own.

I made it slightly different to the traditional Baklava you buy, however it has no added chemicals, and tastes delicious.


finished,baklava


An added benefit is that it's cost is so much lower than $5 a piece!

Preparation Time: 40 minutes
Cooking Time: 55 minutes
Makes: About 18 pieces

Ingredients
375g packet Filo pastry
200g unsalted butter
100g walnuts, chopped finely
100g slivered almonds
cup caster sugar
tsp cinnamon
Thickened cream -optional
Honey Syrup
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
cup honey

Method
Melt the butter and allow to cool.

I use frozen filo, and can get two brands, so if using one of these, defrost.


finished,baklava


Line a 19cm square cake pan with baking paper, bringing the paper above the sides of the pan.

Fold out the filo pastry on a chopping board. Cut crossways into three sections. Shred each section into thin strips.


cutting


Put these pieces into a large bowl. Separate the strips slightly as you put them in the bowl.


finished,baklava


Pour the cooled, melted butter over the pastry and toss well to coat the shreds thoroughly.


cutting


Spread half the pastry over the base of prepared pan.


cutting


Sprinkle with half the combined walnuts, almonds, sugar and cinnamon.

Top with remaining pastry pieces, then sprinkle with remaining walnut mixture. It should now look like this:


nuts,baklava


Cover the pan lightly with foil, and cook in a moderate oven (180C) for 30 minutes. Remove the foil, and cook for a further 25 minutes, or until golden brown.

While this is cooling for about 10-15 minutes, make the honey syrup by combining sugar, water and honey in a pot. Stir over low heat until sugar is dissolved. Bring to the boil, then simmer -without stirring - for about 15 minutes, or until syrup is slightly thickened. It will thicken more as it cools.


nuts,baklava


Pour of the hot syrup over the warm slice.


baked,baklava


Cool completely before cutting with a serrated knife into squares.


baked,baklava


Serve the slice drizzled with remaining warm syrup and thickened cream if you want it to be decadent!

Categories
#Dessert
#Greek
#Lebanese
#Walnuts
#Almonds
#Sweets
#Biscuits
#Baklava
I like this Recipe - 7
[ print friendly ]
Submit your recipes for a share of ad revenue - click here
More Recipes by Finy
view all recipes by Finy
Articles by Finy on Other Hubs
ID: 14701
[ Submit a Comment ]
so good it was made in two states at the same time and photo comparisons were sent. Scrumptious!
great!
by Finy
Best baklava ever and so easy Queenie
it is very delicious -a little difficult in cutting all that filo up -otherwise easy!
by Finy
Looks delicious & not too difficult to make.
a bit fiddly but not difficult and worth the effort!
by Finy
Trending Recipes
9 likes
Categories
Easy (2450)
Healthy (1622)
Vegetarian (1317)
Quick (1251)
Dinner (1802)
Lunch (1410)
Dessert (920)
Breakfast (503)
Family (1025)
Simple (904)
Vegan (650)
Kids (630)
Snack (625)
Baking (549)
Chicken (542)
Chocolate (479)
Sweet (348)
Salad (298)
Winter (283)
Cheese (282)
Pasta (239)
Sweets (236)
Cake (229)
Summer (225)
Soup (222)
Snacks (206)
Fish (202)
Rice (200)
Bread (197)
Fruit (183)
Eggs (183)
Brunch (176)
Banana (163)
Tomatoes (152)
Beef (150)
Mushrooms (149)
Biscuits (148)
Coconut (147)
Low Fat (147)
Seafood (145)
Cakes (145)
Curry (144)
Side Dish (144)
Nuts (143)
Spicy (129)
Party (124)
Pudding (116)
Entree (115)
Avocado (113)
Bacon (112)
Potato (111)
Cookies (107)
 
Copyright 2012,2013,2014,2015,2016 On Topic Media PTY LTD. ABN 18113479226. mobile version