Baklawa, one of the traditionalÂ RamadanÂ desserts everyone enjoys eating. It is originally a Turkish dessert made of filo pastry stuffed with nuts.
Prep Time:Â 40 minutes
Cook Time:Â 45 minutes
Total Time:Â 85 minutes
Yield:Â Approximately 24 pieces
Â½ kilo of filo/ phyllo pastry
2 cups of coarsely ground walnuts or pistachios
300 grams of melted, unsalted butter
Â½ kilo of sugar
1/2 liter of water
Juice of 1/2 lemon
â€¢ Preheat the oven to 180 degrees and grease your 25 x 30 cm baking dish with unsalted, melted butter.
â€¢ Place one sheet of filo pastry in bottom of dish and brush with melted butter. Place another sheet of pastry and brush the top with melted butter. Continue this until you use half of the filo pastry sheets to make a thick base of filo pastry.
â€¢ Sprinkle chopped nuts on the thick base, and then place the remaining amount of layers of filo pastry, brushing each one with melted butter.
â€¢ Brush the top with melted butter and cut into diamond shapes.
â€¢ Bake until golden.
â€¢ To make the syrup, place syrup ingredients in a saucepan and boil on medium heat stirring constantly.
â€¢ Let simmer for 15 minutes.
â€¢ Pour hot syrup over cooled baklava.
â€¢ Allow to cool and absorb syrup before serving.