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here's another favorite of mine :) BAKLAVA nut mixture 4 cups coarsley ground walnuts 2 cups coarsley ground almonds 4 tablespoons sugar 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves 3 tablespoons melted butter combine all of the above ingerdeints and set aside 1 lb filo dough 1 lb unsalted butter melted and divided 2 cups of syrup (recipe to follow) Place filo between sheets of waxed paper cover with a slightly damp towel to prevent filo from drying out brush bottom and sides of an 18" x 12" jelly roll pan with melted butter place 8 filo sheets on bottom of pan brushing each sheet with butter.take an additional 4 sheets of filo and place in pan allowing sheets to drape over each of the 4 sides of pan. brush these with melted butter pour 2 cups of nut mixture into filo lined pan and spread evenly fold over the overlapping filo sheets brushing each with butter,to envelop the nut mixture repeat layering process 2 more times to form 3 nut layers top pastry with remaining filo dough and generously brush top layer with melted butter use a pastry brush to gently go around the edges of the pan and tuck in the filo score through top layers of pastry with a sharp knife making 6 strips lengthwise then cut 10 strips diagonaly to form diamond shaped pieces pour remaining melted butter over pastry sprinkle some water on top too (this keeps the filo from flying off during baking) bake pastry in a 325 degree oven for 1 hour place pan on rack and allow to cool for 5 minutes carefully spoon cool syrup over pastry allow to stand at least 3 hours or overnight cut through the scored pieces and serve :) now here's the recipe for the syrup 2 cups sugar 1 1/2 cups water 1 tablespoon lemon juice 2" piece of lemon rind 2" piece of orange rind in a small sausepan combine sugar and water bring to a slow boil stirring occasionally until the sugar is dissolved add lemon juice and rinds and cook over a medium heat for 10 minutes i hope you all enjoy this eva bocchino tupper1@gramercy.ios.com brooklyn new york

Baklava


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here's another favorite of mine :)

BAKLAVA

nut mixture
4 cups coarsley ground walnuts
2 cups coarsley ground almonds
4 tablespoons
sugar
1/2 teaspoon
cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon
nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
3 tablespoons melted
butter

combine all of the above ingerdeints and set aside

1 lb
filo dough
1 lb
unsalted butter melted and divided
2 cups of syrup (recipe to follow)

Place
filo between sheets of waxed paper cover with a slightly damp towel to prevent filo from drying out brush bottom and sides of an 18" x 12"
jelly roll pan with melted butter place 8 filo sheets on bottom of pan brushing each sheet with butter.take an additional 4 sheets of filo and place in pan allowing sheets to drape over each of the 4 sides of pan. brush these with melted butter pour 2 cups of nut mixture into filo lined pan and spread evenly fold over the overlapping filo sheets brushing each with butter,to envelop the nut mixture repeat layering process 2 more times to form 3 nut layers top pastry with remaining filo dough and generously brush top layer with melted butter use a pastry brush to gently go around the edges of the pan and tuck in the filo score through top layers of pastry with a sharp knife making 6 strips lengthwise then cut 10 strips diagonaly to form diamond shaped pieces pour remaining melted butter over pastry sprinkle some water on top too (this keeps the filo from flying off during baking) bake pastry in a 325 degree oven for 1 hour place pan on rack and allow to cool for 5 minutes carefully spoon cool syrup over pastry allow to stand at least 3 hours or overnight cut through the scored pieces and serve :)

now here's the recipe for the syrup

2 cups
sugar
1 1/2 cups water
1 tablespoon
lemon juice
2" piece of
lemon rind
2" piece of
orange rind

in a small sausepan
combine sugar and water bring to a slow boil stirring occasionally until the sugar is dissolved add lemon juice and rinds and cook over a medium heat for 10 minutes

i hope you all enjoy this

eva bocchino
tupper1@gramercy.ios.com
brooklyn
new york


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+3 comments


from Bloomington, Indiana, United States wrote:1  0

it was easy and fun to make and it tasted great.
4 starsApril 27, 2004


from amman, Jordan wrote:6  4

a lovely dish i cooked with my mother nadia. a great delicacy*
5 starsMarch 21, 2003


from Granger, Indiana, United States wrote:0  1

Hey! Its an awesome recipe. It tastes great and my family loved it but of course its easier to cook it with a team.
5 starsJanuary 20, 2003


 
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