Victoria's Easy Baklava
Here is an easy Baklava recipe. You will find phyllo dough in the freezer section of your grocery store. This dessert is sure to become a big hit with family and friends.
- 1 Pound Phyllo Dough
- 1 Pound Finely Chopped Walnuts
- 1 Pound Unsalted Butter
- 1 Pound Honey
- 2 Cups Sugar
- 2 Cinnamon Sticks
- 2 Cups Water
Preheat your oven to 350° F. You will need an oblong pan that is the size of the phyllo sheets – approximately 9 x 13 inches. Generously butter the pan. Add 8 sheets of phyllo dough to the pan. Butter the phyllo dough. Add a thin layer of nuts and then add a layer of phyllo dough.
Make sure to generously butter each layer of the phyllo dough. You will want your phyllo dough covering each layer well. Alternate the nuts and plyllo layers until you end with the phyllo dough. Make sure to use ALL of the butter.
Cut the Baklava into diamond shaped pieces before baking. Make sure that you cut all the way to the bottom of the pan. Place in the oven and bake for 50 minutes. Keep an eye on your baklava as you don’t want it overcooked. You will want the Baklava to be golden brown.
Remove from the oven and let cool, in the pan, on a wire rack.
Now it’s time to make the sauce. In a large size pan cook together the honey, sugar, cinnamon sticks and water. Bring to a boil and make sure to skim off any foam. Allow the mixture to boil until it is thickened. Taste test the sauce. If you need to add an additional ½ cup of sugar, then go ahead. When the sauce is thickened, allow to cool.
Remove the cinnamon sticks and throw them away. Pour the cooled sauce over the baked Baklava. Makes about 3 dozen.