Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Be a real Barako with Baklava

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.

Ingredients:
1 pack phyllo/filo pastry
300ml rosewater
3pcs egg
600g chopped nuts (equal parts of walnuts, candied pili nuts, cashew, peanuts)
400g brown sugar
1cup honey
3T lemon juice
2 pcs cinnamon sticks
1T cinnamon powder

Instructions:

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.

61 comments:

  1. kailan ako makakatikim ng luto mo?

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    1. darating din tayo dyan. lalo na kapag nagkita na tayo

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  2. wow, galing naman ah. pwede na inegosyo yan ;) di ako mahilig sa Baklava, pero every once in a while nakain din ako :D

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    1. pwede rin no? improve pa siguro ng konti para masttractive para sa mga bata.

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  3. kaka-inggit ka naman galing mo magluto! matingnan nga sa walmart yan hindi pa ako nakatikim niyan tsaka hindi kasi ako mahilig sa matatamis kaya siguro hindi ko alam din yan :-)

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    1. may mga pinagbabasehan din akong recipe, tapos modify lang ng konti. adjust ng lasa para sa mga kakain. for example, kung matamis, reduce lang sweetness sa ingredients.

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  4. One of my favorite desserts!! Blessings, Catherine

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    1. Thank you for the visit. always reading your blogpost.

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  5. di pa ako nakatikim nyan.... parang ang sarap.

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    1. try it. super sarap nito para sakin.

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  6. looks yummy sis. :) belib talaga ako sa mga magaling mag luto. i envy you. :)

    thanks for dropping by my blog. see you around!

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    1. anyone can cook. there are many recipes i modified that i personally don't like. so just keep striving.

      see you around

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  7. Ako naman nakakakain lang ng baklava pag naguuwi yung tita ko from London. I actually love the taste.

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    1. may similarity kasi ang baklava sa isang pastilla na nabibili sa sari-sari store. it costs only 10pesos/plastic. sarap. so ng natikman ko ang baklava, nagstick ako sa flavor ng nutty pastilla.

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  8. haven't tasted it yet, meron ba nyan dito sa metro? :)

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    1. im not a foodie so im not sure if you can buy that in our local stores or resto. but ingredients wise, there are several places you can buy in.

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  9. i wanna be like you spiky, hahaha. I want to cook like that too! By the way, followed you!

    mr837.blogspot.com

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    1. with your mathematical formula and dedication to your field, you can improve your cooking. however, constant practice is really the key in cooking. maybe after delineating your new theories, you can cook. hehehe. :)

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  10. I have tasted baklava at not at Arab restaurants and its perfect to be eaten after dinner or lunch as a dessert. Thanks for the recipe because for the few times I have tried, it was such a failure. Its time to try out as per your sharing.

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    1. i failed also several times. lemme know if you perfected it.

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  11. I used to bake a lot of this - in Baking Life! Tee hee Great blog by the way! Thanks for dropping by my blog. Followed you and supported your Nuffnang Ads too! =)

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    1. i want to pursue baking also...it's one way of impressing your girl.

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  12. oooh, that is sweet but ok if eaten once in a while. Thanks for the recipe, lahat ng ingredients easy for me to find here =)

    Thanks for dropping by my blog =)

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    1. yes, i agree. reduce sugar though, if in case you will create this.

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  13. Oh how I do love Baklava! They're fabulous, not for my silhouette, mind you (alas!), but for my mood! Anything that sweet and yummy can't be all too bad, can it?

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    1. we can eat anything sweet as long as it is not on daily basis or perhaps on moderation only...baklava though not so popular here our place.

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  14. di pa ako nakakatikim nito....mukhang masarap!

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    1. parang gusto ko nga rin tumikim ule eh. bigla akong nagutom

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    1. hi there zap. thanks for the visit.

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  16. i love baklava. and i love the baklava that they sell at Assads. :) now i crave... :)

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    1. talaga? that i didint know. kelan pa sila nagtitinda? thanks for informing.

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  18. This sounds lovely and is one of my husbands favorite desserts. I find it very sweet but make it for him all the time. I'll have to try your version. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  19. Maraming salamat sa recipe na to. Mukhang napakasarap. Hahaha :) Thanks sa support Ms Spiky ha?

    Thanks for visiting CHIC FOODIES!

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  20. nice blog.... ang ganda nang blog nyo po... :) follow you...

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    1. oh salamat mars mell-o, pangalan mo pa lang nagugutom na naman ako. hihihihi

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  21. YUMMY!!!!!

    love your blog. bakit ngayun lang kita nakita?

    am a big loser in the kitchen. Thank God you're here.

    btw Koffy's a boxer. a big big dog with a big big heart.

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    1. i just started last november. didn't know what theme i could start with. then on last november, i figured it out. "how about recipe". so ito na. hihihihi. salamat sa bisita.

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  22. Very nice blog. And this dish looks amazing. And checking out the ingredients, I bet this is delicious. Will try to make it when I have time. Btw, Thank you for dropping by my site (http://www.pinoywordofmouth.blogspot.com) and thank you for the compliment. Happy blogging!

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    1. hi there jerry, grateful for visiting my blog. :)

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  23. Thanks for sharing this.. it looks awesome.

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  27. Wow ang unique lang ng name ng dish hahaha!ano lasa nyan?

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    1. thanks for a visit. i dont speak spanish mi amiga. :)

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  30. I have a friend who makes baklava. Its so delicious.

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  31. Very happy that I found your blog. We will for sure try these dishes. Thank you for sharing.

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  32. Definitely a new recipe...bookmarking it :-)

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  33. that is a new twist on the traditional recipe that is worth trying.

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  35. I always thought making Baklava is easy, but it's not. And using rose water is so new to me. However, I'm considering making this in the coming future! Thanks for sharing!

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