Thursday, December 22, 2011

The BEST Baklava

1 pound ground nuts
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 sticks melted butter
1 package phyllo dough
1 cup water
1 cup white sugar
½ cup honey
1 tsp Vanilla    
1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray the bottom and sides of a 9x13 inch pan.

2.  Grind nuts and toss with cinnamon. Set aside. Unroll phyllo dough. Cover phyllo with a dampened cloth to keep from drying out as you work. Place two sheets of dough in pan, butter thoroughly. Repeat until you have 8 sheets layered. Sprinkle 2-3 tablespoons of nut mixture on top. Top with two sheets of dough, butter, nuts, layering as you go. Continue until all the nuts are gone. The top layer should be about 6-8 sheets deep.

3.  Using a shape knife cut into diamond or square shapes all the way to the bottom of the pan. Bake for about 50 minutes until the baklava is golden and crisp.

4.  Make sauce while baklava is baking. Boil sugar and water until sugar is melted. Add vanilla and honey. Simmer for about 20 minutes.

5.      Remove baklava from oven and immediately spoon sauce over it. Let cool. Freezes well. Leave it uncovered as it gets soggy if it is wrapped up.

Looks fab, huh?


  1. what is phyllo dough and where do i find it?

  2. You can find it in the freezer section of like Walmart or wherever. It's usually by the pie crusts and juices (at our Walmart atleast LOL). It's really really thin, very very fragile dough that is rolled together in a plastic bag. Undo the plastic bag, roll out the dough and cover it in a damp towel to keep it moist as you're working :)