Tuesday, July 15, 2008



I don't need to say anything about baklava, it speaks itself :)... Don't you agree?


  • 1 lb. fillo dough
  • 2 sticks of salted butter ( melted )

  • 1+1/2 cups of crushed walnuts
  • 1+1/2 cups of sugar
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 tbs of lemon juice
In a medium pot , combine syrup ingredients and boil it for ten minutes on a medium heat. Turn off the heat and let the syrup cool down.
Divide fillo sheets into two equal parts. Brush bottom and sides of a baking tray ( 13" 17" inches ) with melted butter. Lay 3 sheets of fillo at a time, brush melted butter over entire surface . When you are done with first half, spread the filling all over covering the whole surface. Repeat with second half of fillo sheets, brushing 3 layers with melted butter. Brush separately when there are four or five sheets left.
Preheat to oven 300F. Using a sharp knife, cut deep into sheets, making rectangle shapes.

When you are finished, brush the last layer with melted butter.

Bake for about 1 hour or until nicely brown and fluffy, remove from oven, wait
three to four minutes and spoon cold syrup over.


Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Oh, yummy! I love Baklava...



birdutmasali said...

ahh..çok can alıcı bir yerden girmişsiniz olaya..
fecii güzell.. :)))

svglr NuNU

My Turkish Kitchen said...

Hi Rosa,
Baklava is my favorite too...

My Turkish Kitchen said...

Benim de asla hayir diyemeyecegim yegane tatlidir baklava...

birdutmasali said...

zaten hayır demek,baklavanın asaletine uymaz :)))))
ona hakkını verip ham yapmak lasımm :)))))

tekrar sevgiler. NuNu

Busra said...

cok guzel gorunuyor yanliz salted butter mi yoksa unsalted butter mi ben unsalted butter kullaniyorum ayrica sitende cok guzel olmus basarilar dilerim

My Turkish Kitchen said...

Ben her ikisiyle de denedim ama salted butter'la yaptigim daha hos oldu. O cok hafif gelen tuz tadi benim hosuma gitti. Zaten oyle cok cok farkedilen bir tat degil, dene istersen, belki hoslanirsin.

Sophie said...

Great Recipe! I made it for the X'mas party and everyone liked it.
Thank you!!!!