Monday, November 29, 2010


Meeting today online with a group of friends to exchange holiday recipes and tips - I'm bring this delicious favorite to the table, I make it every year - joyce


4 cups finely chopped walnuts
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 pound phyllo (studel leaves)- come frozen in a box at grocery store
1 cup butter melted
1 (12 oz) jar honey

(follow the handling instruction on the phyllo pkg- cover with wax paper then a damp towel - phyllo is very thin and get brittle when dry) do not get the phyllo wet

Greasse 13 x 9 (I use a cookie sheet) pan 2-3 hours before serving.  Mix together walnuts, sugar and cinnamon; blend well.
Cut phyllo into 13x9  rectangles (I use the sheets the size right out of the box).
Place 1 sheet phyllo on cookie sheet, brush with some butter,  repeat to make 5 layers of phyllo.
Sprinkle with 1 cup of walnut mixture.

Place 1 sheet phyllo over the walnut mixture; brush with butter .
Repeat layers at least 6 time.
Sprinkly 1 cup of walnut mixture.
Repeat  layers 2 times

Place remaining phyllo on tip of the last walnut layer; brush with buttter.
With a sharp knife cut halfway through layer in a triangle pattern, corner to corner about 1 or 2 inch peices.

Bake at 300 for 1 hour and 25 minutes or till golden brown

Heat honey over medium-low heat till hot but not boiling; sopoon over hot Baklava. 
Cool in pan at least 1 hour;
Cover andleave at room temp. untill serving.
To serve, finish cutting through layers with a sharp knife.