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baklava (honey nut pastry)

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a recipe by
Polly Anna

This recipe came to me from a good friend who has a church cookbook from the 1960's titled "Our Collection of Secret Greek Recipes". The church ladies left out a lot of basic directions, assuming you already knew, and I have changed a thing or two to compensate. Enjoy! Opa!

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cook time 2 Hr

Ingredients For baklava (honey nut pastry)

  • 1 1/2 lb
    filo dough
  • 1 1/2 lb
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 lb
    pecans, chopped
  • 1 lb
    walnuts chopped
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 8 c
  • 2 c
  • 1 stick
    cinnamon -small
  • juice from half of a lemon

How To Make baklava (honey nut pastry)

  • 1
    Combine chopped nuts and spices.
  • 2
    Grease 10x15 inch pan and line with 5 layers of Filo. NOTE: Filo/Phyllo sheets may be found in your grocer's freezer. Follow the directions on the box for handling the dough and be sure to keep the Filo from drying out.
  • 3
    Sprinkle with nut mixture and cover with another Filo Sheet. Repeat this step until nut mixture is all used.
  • 4
    Top with another 5 layers of Filo.
  • 5
    Melt butter and pour over all.
  • 6
    Cut diagonally into diamond shaped pieces of desired serving size. You may want to place a clove bud in the center of each piece.
  • 7
    Bake 2 hours at 250 degrees.
  • 8
    Remove from oven and cover with syrup.
  • 9
    To make the syrup boil water, sugar and honey to a thick syrup consistancy. Add the small cinnamon stick, remove from heat and add the juice of 1/2 lemon.

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