3 cups nuts (I used a mix of walnuts and almonds)
1 cup sugar
1 grated peel of orange
1 tsp. of cinnamon
1 stick of melted butter
1 roll of filo dough
1 1/2 cups honey
Finely grind the nuts then mix in the next 3 ingredients (sugar, orange and cinnamon)-set aside in a bowl. Melt the butter and spread some on the bottom of the pan, add 2-3 sheets of filo, butter the filo then sprinkle the nut mixture on top, repeat- filo, butter, nuts, until you come to the last 2-3 sheets of dough. I had 4 layers of dough/nuts, on the top add your filo brush the rest of the butter and then cut into squares before baking, press a whole clove into each square.
Cook at 325 F, for 50 minutes.
In a saucepan put the honey and 1/2 cup of water, bring to a boil and then let it simmer for 15 minutes.
When the baklava comes out of the oven pour the honey over the top. I like to swirl it around the pan until you can't see the honey moving anymore, then you know it got all soaked up.
Eat and Enjoy.
Some tips for success:
Use real cow butter and real Honey, makes all the difference.
|Second layer of nuts and dough.|
|All cooked and half eaten.|