A popular Baklava dish from Turkey I just made is something really inviting. You will man up like a real barako (Filipino slang for 100% man) because of this nutty sweet feat that can give you a biteful uplifting feeling.
Where to buy ingredients:
*Phyllo/filo sheets: In US, you can find in any Walmart branches. In Philippines, Santis branches has it.
*Rosewater: Any Indian/Middle Eastern/Halal stores. In Philippines, Assad Mini Mart in Makati and Manila.
Have yourself yummmmy layers of Baklava
The preparation of Baklava requires you the prevention of drying up the phyllo sheets. To do this, you must put a moist towel covering the pastry while you prepare for baking.
1 pack phyllo/filo pastry
600g chopped nuts (equal parts of walnuts, candied pili nuts, cashew, peanuts)
400g brown sugar
3T lemon juice
2 pcs cinnamon sticks
1T cinnamon powder
Preheat oven to 160C degrees. Brush phyllo sheet with egg wash (beaten eggs). Put a sheet on top of the brushed to make pastry thicker. Repeat the method to the rest of the sheets, set aside. Mix nuts, 1/2T of cinnamon powder, and 100g brown sugar. Moisten the mixture with rosewater. Make a syrup by glazing lemon juice, honey, cinnamon stick, cinnamon powder, rosewater, water and the remaining brown sugar. Get and rub one of the brushed pastry with a made glazing. Lay enough amount of nut mixture over the brushed sheet. Lay another brushed pastry on top. Rub again with glazing. Do this procedure until the stacks is 1.5-inch thick. Bake for 15-18mins. Remove from oven. Let it cool and cut the baklava into a diamond shape. Serve.