Easy Baklava

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Ingredients

  • 1 package of fillo dough
  • 2 cup of water
  • 1 Tablespoon of honey
  • 2 cups of sugar + 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 2 cups of walnuts
  • 1/2 cup of unsalted butter (not pictured)

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Directions: 

  • Preheat oven to 300F.
  • Melt 1/2 cup of unsalted butter on the stove or microwave, set a side.
  • Grind 2 cups of walnuts. Add together with a 1/2 cup of sugar and 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla.

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  • On a baking sheet lay out 8 layers of fillo dough, brush each layer with melted unsalted butter. (brush the baking sheet with butter if it’s the kind that would stick while baking)
  • Spread half of the walnut mixture.

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  • Add 8 more layers, brushing with butter after each layer.
  • Spread the rest of the walnut mix and add the rest of the layers, again brushing with butter.
  • Cut into diamond shapes.

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  • Put into the oven for 25 minutes.

Syrup: 

  • In a small pan add 2 cups of water, 2 cups of sugar and 1 Tablespoon of honey. On medium/low and stirring occasionally boil for  20 minutes. Take off heat. Let the syrup completely cool down before pouring on the baklava.

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  • Pour the cooled syrup on the baklava right after you take it out of the oven.

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