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(1 rating)
Recipe by
Hanan Hussein
Bothell, WA

A favorite for all the family any day of the year but even more so during Ramadan (our month of fasting)

(1 rating)
yield 12 serving(s)
prep time 30 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For baklava

  • 1 1/4 c
  • 1 1/4 c
  • 1 tsp
    lemon juice
  • 1 pkg
    filo sheets
  • 1/2 c
    unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 c
    hazelnuts, chopped (or any nuts)
  • 1/2 tsp

How To Make baklava

  • 1
    For the syrup: in a saucepan dissolve the sugar in the water over medium heat then add the lemon juice. Bring to boil then let it boil softly for 15 - 20 minutes. Set aside to cool while you make the baklava.
  • 2
    For the baklava: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Brush a large rectangular oven pan with melted butter. Take half the filo sheets and lay them in the pan.
  • 3
    Spread the chopped nuts evenly on top, sprinkle with the cinnamon then add the rest of the filo sheets. Cut into diamonds or squares. Using a brush spread the melted butter over the top concentrating on the cut lines and around the rim so that it would penetrate through the layers.
  • 4
    Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes or till light golden brown. Take out of the oven and immediately pour the cool syrup all over.