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Baklava

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Baklava
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Yield Servings
Author Chef George Kyrtatas
Prep time 45 minutes
Cooking time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total time 2 hours 15 minutes

Description

Ingredients

  • 2 1-pound packages phyllo dough
  • 6 cups walnuts, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup butter, unsalted, melted
  • 8 cups sweet Greek dessert syrup

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  2. In a bowl, mix the walnuts, cinnamon, sugar and 1 cup of melted Butter and stir together.
  3. In a baking pan, layer 8 sheets of phyllo dough, brushing each sheet with melted Butter.
  4. Spread half of the walnut mixture on top of the phyllo.
  5. Layer 5 sheets of phyllo over the walnut mixture, brushing each sheet with melted Butter.
  6. Spread the remaining half of the walnut mixture on top of the phyllo. Layer another 5 sheets of phyllo over the walnut mixture, brushing each sheet, except the last top sheet, with melted Butter.
  7. Cut the top into diamond shaped pieces and then brush the top sheet with a final layer of melted Butter.
  8. Bake for 1½ hours or until phyllo is golden brown.
  9. Pour the cold dessert syrup over the hot baklava until it is saturated.