|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Servings: 24 pieces (serves 24)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 24g||30%|
|Saturated Fat 10g||52%|
|Total Carbohydrate 36g||13%|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||3%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
Baklava takes a lot of time to make. It's sticky and gooey. You will get messy - that's a given. But it is worth it. Baklava is such a dessert of passion. The passion it takes to make it, enjoying the sweet taste with each bite, makes it a dessert that is one of a kind.
Prepare the Syrup:
Combine 4 cups sugar, lemon juice, and water in a medium saucepan.
Bring to a boil, and allow to boil for 10 minutes.
Add rosewater and bring to a boil. Remove from heat immediately.
Allow to cool.
Prepare the Dough and Filling:
Combine 1/2 cup sugar and nuts in a bowl. If using walnuts add cinnamon.
Preheat oven to 300.
Unroll dough and cut into 9x12 pieces to fit into dish.
Grease bottom of 9x12 pan with butter.
Place two sheets of dough in the baking dish.
Brush dough with butter and repeat until half of the filo dough is used.
Spread about 1 cup of nut mixture over the last layer of dough.
Place two sheets of filo dough and brush with butter.
Repeat until nut mixture is used.
On the final layer of filo dough, be sure to brush with butter.
Cut into 3-inch squares.
Then, cut each square in half diagonally to make triangles.
Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until golden brown.
Remove from oven and pour syrup over top of baklava and allow to seep and saturate it well.