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Baklava ( Papadakis Taverna)

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Category: Desserts

 Ingredients List

  • 5 ts Cinnamon
  • 3 c Coarsely chopped walnuts
  • 1 lb Sweet butter; melted
  • 1 lb Phyllo pastry sheets
  • 40 Whole cloves
  • 1 2" strip of orange peel
  • 1 2" strip of lemon peel
  • 1 Cinnamon stick
  • 1/3 c Honey
  • 1/2 Lemon; juiced


In a medium bowl place the cinnamon and walnuts, and mix them together.
Brush the bottom of a 14" x 20" baking dish with the butter. Place one
pastry sheet in the dish and brush it with the butter. Repeat this process
so that 6 pastry sheets line the bottom of the dish. Sprinkle 1/3 of the
nut mixture over the top of the pastry sheets. Repeat this process so that
there are 3 layers of the nut mixture and 4 layers of 6 buttered pastry
sheets, ending with 6 pastry sheets. Cut the baklava into 40 diamond shaped
pieces. Insert a whole clove in the top of each piece. Preheat the oven to
350 F. Bake the baklava for 40 minutes, or until it is golden brown. In a
medium saucepan place the sugar, water, orange peel, lemon peel, and
cinnamon stick. Bring the ingredients to a boil and then simmer them for 5
minutes. Add the honey and bring the mixture to a boil. Remove the pan from
the heat and add the lemon juice. Stir the ingredients together and then
let the syrup cool. Remove the orange and lemon peels, and the cinnamon
stick. Spread the cool syrup over the hot baklava. Cover the dish with a
towel and let it sit for 1 hour before serving.

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