Baklava

Ingredients

  • Box of Phyllo pastry
  • 2 cups unsalted butter; melted
  • 1 lb mixed chopped walnuts & almonds
  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg
  • 1 cup toasted breadcrumbs

Cooking instructions

  • Roasting pan the same size as the phyllo pastry, liberally buttered
  • Mix all the dry ingredients; cinnamon and nutmeg to taste
  • Layer 3 sheets of the phyllo, each piece brushed with melted butter before laying the next. Spread dry mixture liberally. Continue in the same way until nut mixture is finished. Top with 3 buttered sheets of phyllo. Score the pastry with a sharp knife into diamond serving pieces.
  • Bake 375 degrees for 30 minutes.
  • Syrup
    • 3 cups sugar
    • 2 cups water
    • 3 tbsps honey
    • Strip of lemon peel
    • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • Boil up all the ingredients until a syrup is formed.
  • Let the Baklava cool down and then pour on the hot syrup.

Enjoy!

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