Thursday, May 12, 2011

Baklava

I love baklava and have eaten a lot of it. I've tried it with all different types and nuts, shapes and flavours. They ones I have enjoyed the most have been made by friends - crispy and moist but certainly not dry.

Since this was my first attempt, I used the easiest recipe I could find. I didn't want to get fancy, I just wanted to get a feel for the technique and how it all came together.

I've concluded that putting baklava together is not hard. Once I had everything ready it came together without mishap but it did take a while to assemble. Covering the phyllo is essential because if the sheets get dry and break you'll have a hard time brushing with butter. Scoring the phyllo turned out to be fairly easy, though I did make one incorrect cut. A sharp knife = success. Once you're done, congratulate yourself. All you have to do now is bake it and pour hot honey all over the top. Easy.

Overall, a great recipe for all bakers. It turned out crispy on top and chewy-moist throughout. You can mix it up with different nut and flavourings but if you're looking for a 'classic'-tasting baklava, this is for you.

Recipe: Baklava

9 comments:

VADEPAN said...

This recipe looks delicious!!!! adding to my must try pile!!!!

Suzanne said...

I've always been a little afraid of trying to make baklava because it seemed so complex. But, you make it sound so easy! I'll give it a try!

Yoshi Blade said...

Thanks for this baklava post. The picture alone is quite mouth-watering.

Marian (Sweetopia) said...

In the back of my mind, I've also always thought it seemed difficult to make, but am encouraged by your post.
It's a treat I love; a must-try for this summer! Thanks!

shahanara said...

Thanks for this post.It's very nice.

Raider said...

I'm hungry for baklava because of you. I think i'll try to make one with your recipe. :)

renekoop.tumblr.com said...

I like baklava but a lot of time they are too sweet. This recipe is worth a try. Thanks!

Dina said...

Looks very delish!

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