Baklava Recipe

Baklava is a sweet dessert usually prepared on special occasions. Learn how to make/prepare Baklawa by following this easy recipe.
Baklava Recipe
Difficulty Average
Rating 10.0 / 10 (2 votes)
Recipe Type Veg.
  • 1 Package phyllo dough
  • 1 Cup white sugar
  • 1 Cup butter
  • 1 Pound chopped nuts
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon, ground
  • 1/2 Cup honey
  • 1 Cup water
How to make Baklava:
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Butter the bottoms and sides of the 9x13 inch pan.
  • Chop the nuts and toss with cinnamon, keep aside.
  • Unroll phyllo the dough and cut the whole stack in half to fit the pan.
  • Cover the phyllo with a dampened cloth.
  • Put the two sheets of dough in pan, butter it carefully.
  • Repeat till 8 sheets layered.
  • Sprinkle 2-3 tbsp of nut mixture on the top.
  • Top it with two sheets of dough, butter, nuts and the top layer should be about 6-8 sheets deep.
  • Cut it into diamond or square shapes all the way to the bottom of the pan with a sharp knife.
  • Cut it into 4 long rows to make diagonal cuts and bake for about 50 minutes till baklava is golden and crisp.
  • Meanwhile boil sugar and water till sugar is melted.
  • Add vanilla and honey to it and simmer for about 20 minutes.
  • Remove the baklava from the oven and spoon sauce over it.
  • Let it cool and serve it in cupcake papers.
  • Leave it uncovered otherwise it gets soggy.