Baklava – Say YES to Love

baklava from the best food blog 5starcookies
baklava from the best food blog 5starcookies

If you never made the baklava, this is your recipe.

A fool-proof recipe just for you.

And yes, I heard that Baklava has a reputation for difficulty, but trust me.

This is the recipe.

So, let’s do it.

Be sure you have all ingredients from the shopping list.

Shopping List

  • phyllo
  • eggs, yogurt, oil, sugar, baking powder
  • walnuts, lemon
baklava from best food blog 5starcookies
baklava from best food blog 5starcookies

SHOW TIME – BAKLAVA

Ingredients

phyllo pastry

Filling

4 eggs

1 cup sugar

1 cup yogurt

1 cup oil

1/2 TBSP baking powder

5 cups grounded walnuts

Syrup

4 1/2 cups water

2 1/2 cups sugar

1 lemon

Instructions

Important: Defrost your phyllo dough. Don’t use frozen phyllo because it will crack.

Again, be sure the phyllo is defrosted.

(put the package of phyllo in the refrigerator the night before you are going to make the baklava)

The first step is to make filling which is super easy.

Mix 4 eggs and 1 cup sugar for about 5 minutes.

Add 1 cup oil and 1 cup yogurt and mix all ingredients for a minute.

Add 1/2 TBSP baking powder and mix it in.

Set aside.

Ground 5 cups of walnuts using a food processor.

baklava from the best food blog 5starcookies-ground walnuts and filling
baklava from the best food blog 5starcookies-ground walnuts and filling

Set aside.

Assembly Station

Oil 9×13 pan using 1 TBSP oil.

Place a sheet of phyllo in the prepared pan and add 1 cup filling.

Add second sheet of phyllo and 1 cup filling.

Add third sheet of phyllo, 1 cup of filling and 1 1/2 cups of ground walnuts.

Repeat all steps above.

sheet of phyllo + 1 cup filling

sheet of phyllo + 1 cup filling

sheet of phyllo + 1 cup filling + 1 1/2 cups of ground walnuts

Repeat all steps above one more time.

Top with additional 2 sheets of phyllo and cut into desired size.

baklava from the best food blog 5starcookies-cut the baklava into desired size
baklava from the best food blog 5starcookies-cut the baklava into desired size

Preheat oven to 375 F and bake for 23 minutes.

Meanwhile, make the syrup.

The Syrup

Bring water, sugar and lemon pieces to boil and boil for about 5 minutes.

(until sugar is dissolved)

When the baklava is baked remove from the oven.

Carefully pour the hot syrup over the baklava being sure to coat each piece.

Let it sit overnight before serving.

Will keep for up to 5 days in the fridge. (covered)

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baklava from the best food blog 5starcookies -enjoy the best recipe

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baklava from best food blog 5starcookies
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Baklava - Say YES to Love

Baklava - Say YES to Love

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 23 minutes
Total Time: 53 minutes

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Ingredients

  • phyllo pastry
  • --------------------
  • Filling
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup yogurt
  • 1 cup oil
  • 1/2 TBSP baking powder
  • 5 cups grounded walnuts
  • -----------------------------------
  • Syrup
  • 4 1/2 cups water
  • 2 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 lemon

Instructions

  1. Important: Defrost your phyllo dough. Don't use frozen phyllo because it will crack.
  2. Again, be sure the phyllo is defrosted.
  3. (put the package of phyllo in the refrigerator the night before you are going to make the baklava)
  4. The first step is to make filling which is super easy.
  5. Mix 4 eggs and 1 cup sugar for about 5 minutes.
  6. Add 1 cup oil and 1 cup yogurt and mix all ingredients for a minute.
  7. Add 1/2 TBSP baking powder and mix it in.
  8. Set aside.
  9. Ground 5 cups of walnuts using a food processor.
  10. Set aside.
  11. Assembly Station
  12. Oil 9x13 pan using 1 TBSP oil.
  13. Place a sheet of phyllo in the prepared pan and add 1 cup filling.
  14. Add second sheet of phyllo and 1 cup filling.
  15. Add third sheet of phyllo, 1 cup of filling and 1 1/2 cups of ground walnuts.
  16. Repeat all steps above.
  17. sheet of phyllo + 1 cup filling
  18. sheet of phyllo + 1 cup filling
  19. sheet of phyllo + 1 cup filling + 1 1/2 cups of ground walnuts
  20. Repeat all steps above one more time.
  21. Top with additional 2 sheets of phyllo and cut into desired size.
  22. Preheat oven to 375 F and bake for 23 minutes.
  23. Meanwhile, make the syrup.
  24. Bring water, sugar and lemon pieces to boil and boil for about 5 minutes.
  25. (until sugar is dissolved)
  26. When the baklava is baked remove from the oven.
  27. Carefully pour the hot syrup over the baklava being sure to coat each piece.
  28. Let it sit overnight before serving.
  29. Will keep for up to 5 days in the fridge. (covered)

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