Miss Katie's Traditional Greek Baklava Recipe

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Miss Katie's Traditional Greek Baklava

Victoria Fincher

By
@CaptainMommy

When I was about 8 years old, my mom used to do yard work for an elderly neighbor of ours. I called her Miss Katie, and I would go with my mom once a week just to enjoy her baklava and her stories of growing up in Greece. Before moving away when I was 10, she gave me her recipe for her oh-so-yummy baklava.

I haven't made it for my own family yet, so it hasn't been approved ... but I love it, and it brings back some really cool memories of my childhood (and a serious need to visit Greece before I die!)


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Rating:

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

50 Min

Ingredients

16 oz
phyllo dough, cut to fit 13x9 pan
1 lb
walnuts, chopped
1 c
butter or margarine
1 tsp
cinnamon, ground

SAUCE ...

1 c
water
1 c
granulated sugar
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1/2 c
honey

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Toss nuts with cinnamon & set aside.
2
Unroll phyllo dough, cover with damp cloth.
3
Butter bottom and sides of baking dish, line bottom of dish with 2 sheets of dough.
4
Butter dough, layer 2 sheets. Repeat until 6-8 sheets thick. Top sheets should be buttered.
5
Sprinkle 2-3 tbs of nuts over dough. Cover with 2 sheets of dough. Repeat this step until 6-8 sheets thick.
6
Repeat STEP 4 until 4-6 sheets thick. Cut into diamond or square shapes of desired size.
7
Bake at 350 for 50 minutes. Prepare sauce.
8
SAUCE: Boil sugar and water until sugar is disolved. Add vanilla & honey, simmer about 20 minutes.
9
Remove dish from oven, immediately spoon sauce over baklava. Allow to cool, serve in paper cups. Leave UNCOVERED or baklava will become soggy.

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