Miss Katie's Traditional Greek Baklava

Miss Katie's Traditional Greek Baklava Recipe

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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!)

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
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

How to Make Miss Katie's Traditional Greek Baklava

Step-by-Step

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