Homemade  Baklava

easy & delicious

Tasha's Artisan Foods


– Phyllo pastry package – Butter, melted – Pistachios – Walnuts – Cinnamon powder – Sugar – Honey – Lemon juice – Dried rose petals all ingredients below!

step 1

In a saucepan, heat water, sugar, honey, a cinnamon stick, and some lemon juice. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to medium-low.

step 2

Continue simmering for 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from heat and cool.

step 3

Finely chop the pistachios and walnuts in your food processor. Combine both the nuts in a bowl and mix in the cinnamon powder.

step 4

Preheat oven to 180 C. Butter your baking dish well with butter. Keep the phyllo sheets covered with a damp kitchen towel.

step 5

Layer 8 leaves of phyllo pastry, brushing each sheet with melted butter before you add the next. Spread 1/3rd of the nut mixture evenly on top.

step 6

Layer 6 phyllo sheets, buttering each one. Spread 1/3rd of the nuts mixture. Stack 6 more buttered phyllo sheets. Spread the nuts mixture on top.

step 7

Place the final 8 layers of  phyllo pastry sheets on top. Brush the top with more butter and cut the baklava. Starting vertically, make long parallel lines.

step 8

Then, cut diagonally to get diamond-shaped baklava. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes or until the baklava is golden and crisp on top.

step 9

Pour the cooled syrup over the baklava the minute you take it out of the oven.

step 10

Let the baklava steep in syrup at room temperature for at least 4 to 6 hours. Garnish with dried rose petals and finely chopped pistachios.