Baklava (Baghlava) Recipe Featured




  • 1 Cup All Purpose Flour

  • 1/4 Cup Sugar

  • 2 Tbsp Sugar

  • 2 oz (57 g) Pistachios

  • 1.5 oz (42 g) Walnuts

  • 1/5 oz (42 g) Almonds

  • 1 Tsp Ground Cinnamon

  • 1 Stick Cinnamon

  • 1 Clove

  • 1/3 Cup Honey

  • 1 Tbsp Unsalted Butter

  • 1/4 Tsp Cider Vinegar

  • 1/2 Lemon (1/2 Tbsp Lemon Juice, 2 inch Lemon Zest)

  • 1 1/2 Tbsp Vegetable Oil

  • 1/8 Tsp Salt



1- Boil two cup of water.
2- Grind the pistachios, walnuts and the almonds.


1- Combine a cup of all purpose flour and 1/8 tsp of salt in a large bowl and stir.
2- In a smaller bowl, mix 1/3 cup of hot water with one and half tbsp vegetable oil and cider, stir well.
3- Add the water and oil mixture to the flour bowl gradually.
4- Add more flour if the dough is too sticky.
5- Knead the dough for 20 minutes. 
6- Rub the dough with vegetable oil, place it back in the bowl, cover the bowl with a lid or a plastic wrap, and let rest for two hours.
7- Mix the ground pistachios, walnuts and almonds in a bowl, add 1/4 cup of sugar, and a tsp of ground cinnamon and stir.
8- Melt a tbsp of unsalted butter and grease the bakeware's surface and the sides with it.
9- Cut the dough in 6 equal pieces.
10- Roll out each piece of dough on a well flour surface as thin as it gets. Be generous in using more flour on the rolling pin and your working surface.
11- Lay the dough on the bakeware, brush the surface with the melted butter. Extra edges can be cut or folded back on top the layer.
12- Repeat the steps until you have 3 layers of dough.
13- Cover the surface with a layer of the ground pistachios and walnuts mixture evenly.
14- Add three more layers of dough on top. Remember to brush the dough layers with the melted butter.
15- Cut the Baklavas in squares of triangles.
16- Preheat the oven to 350º F (176º C), bake for 30 minutes.
17- Remove the bakeware from the oven, re cut the baklavas and make sure they are now separated from each other.
18- Turn the oven down to 300º F(149º C) and bake baklavas for 30 more minutes.
19- Meanwhile, combine honey, 2 tbsp sugar, 1/4 cup of hot water, 1 stick of cinnamon, a clove, 2 inches of lemon zest and half tbsp of fresh lemon juice in a pot and stir.
20- Simmer the pot for 10 minutes.
21- Turn off the heat and allow it to cool down.
22- Now turn the oven down even more to 210º F (99º C) and bake the baklavas for 30 more minutes.
23- Remove baklavas from oven, and pour the honey mixture on top immediately.

Last modified onMonday, 23 September 2013 22:07
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