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1-2 packs Bell pepper
200 grams
150 grams Cauliflower Head
180 grams of sugar 100 ml of water Ginger
1 tbsp Cloves

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Baklava is a sweet and decadent pastry that is popular in various Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisines, including Turkish, Greek, Lebanese, and many others. It is made by layering sheets of thin pastry dough (phyllo or filo dough) with a mixture of chopped nuts, butter, and sweeteners, then baking it until golden brown and crisp. After baking, the baklava is soaked in a sweet syrup or honey mixture, infusing it with even more sweetness and flavor. Here’s how to make classic baklava:


For the Baklava:

  • Phyllo (Filo) Dough: Thin sheets of pastry dough that can be found in the frozen section of most grocery stores.
  • Nuts: Chopped nuts, such as walnuts, pistachios, or a combination of both, are commonly used.
  • Unsalted Butter: Melted butter is brushed between the layers of phyllo dough to make it crispy and delicious.
  • Sugar: Sugar is used to sweeten the nut mixture.
  • Ground Cinnamon and Cloves (optional): These spices add warmth and flavor to the nut mixture.

For the Syrup:

  • Sugar: Used to sweeten the syrup.
  • Water: Forms the base of the syrup.
  • Honey: Adds richness and depth of flavor to the syrup.
  • Lemon Juice: A squeeze of fresh lemon juice is used to balance the sweetness of the syrup.
  • Orange Blossom Water or Rose Water (optional): These floral waters are often added to the syrup for a fragrant and aromatic touch.


Here’s how to make baklava:

  1. Prepare the Nut Mixture: Combine the chopped nuts, sugar, ground cinnamon, and ground cloves (if using) in a bowl. Set this mixture aside.
  2. Prep the Phyllo Dough: Carefully unroll the phyllo dough sheets and cover them with a damp cloth to prevent them from drying out as you work. Phyllo dough is delicate and can quickly become brittle if exposed to air.
  3. Layer the Phyllo Sheets: Brush a baking dish with melted butter. Place one sheet of phyllo dough in the dish and brush it with more melted butter. Repeat this process, layering and buttering each sheet, until you have about half of the phyllo sheets in the dish.
  4. Add the Nut Mixture: Spread the prepared nut mixture evenly over the phyllo layers in the dish.
  5. Continue Layering: Continue layering and buttering the remaining phyllo sheets on top of the nut mixture.
  6. Cut into Diamonds or Squares: Use a sharp knife to cut the baklava into diamond-shaped or square pieces. Be sure to cut all the way through to the bottom.
  7. Bake: Bake the baklava in a preheated oven at around 350°F (175°C) for about 45 minutes to an hour or until it’s golden brown and crisp.
  8. Prepare the Syrup: While the baklava is baking, prepare the syrup. Combine sugar and water in a saucepan and bring it to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for about 10-15 minutes until it thickens slightly. Remove it from the heat, add honey, lemon juice, and optional floral water, then let it cool.
  9. Soak the Baklava: Once the baklava is out of the oven and still hot, immediately pour the cooled syrup over it, making sure to cover all the pieces evenly. Allow the baklava to cool and absorb the syrup for several hours or overnight.
  10. Serve: Serve baklava at room temperature, garnished with additional chopped nuts if desired.

Baklava is a delightful and indulgent dessert known for its crispy layers, nutty filling, and sweet, aromatic syrup. It’s a special treat enjoyed during holidays and celebrations in many cultures and is a symbol of hospitality and generosity.



How to Make Turkish Baklava:

The first step is to preheat the oven to 180-190 degrees. Prepare a heat-resistant baking sheet measuring 15x30 cm. Cut the phyllo pastry according to the size of the pan.


The second step is to take 2 layers of phyllo pastry, place it on a baking sheet and spread it evenly with butter. Repeat this step until you have accumulated 20 layers.
Sprinkle evenly with pistachios.


After that, repeat step 2.
Then trim each edge, then cut into pieces according to taste.


Pour the melted butter over it. Bake in the oven at 180-190 degrees for 30-35 minutes.


While waiting for the oven, make the syrup on the pan.
Cook the water, sugar and lemon juice over low heat until it boils and slightly thickens.


Once the baklava is cooked and out of the oven, pour a spoonful of syrup over the baklava evenly.
Sprinkle each piece of baklava with pistachios. Store at room temperature.
Baklava will be more delicious to eat, if it is left for 24 hours at room temperature before eating.

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