Sunday, December 16, 2007


1 lb Apollo Strudel leaves (fillo leaves)

2 cups melted butter 

~Mix the following in large bowl... 

3 cups walnuts (finely chopped)

1 cup almonds (finely chopped)

variety of nuts used, optional

1/4 tsp cinnamon

1/8 tsp ground cloves

1/3 cup sugar

~Place 5 fillo leaves in 13x9x2" pan.  Butter each as it is stacked.  Evenly sprinkle 5 heaping Tbsp of nut mixture.  Place 2 leaves on top, brush with butter.  Sprinkle 5 Tbsp of mixture.  Repeat 4 times.

~Place remaining fillo on top, buttering each second leaf.  Trim edges with sharp knife.  Score top sheets into diamond shapes using "up and down" motion. 

~Bake 45 minutes to an hour.  Turn off heat and let Baklava cool in oven.

~Pour hot syrup over Baklava....

Syrup: 2 cups water; 2 cups sugar; 1/2 cup honey; 1 tsp lemon juice; a few pieces of lemon or orange rind and a cinnamon stick.  Bring to a boil and cook for 10 minutes.

Note... this recipe is fabulous, and a lot easier to make than the directions seem.  It can't be ruined, it's that good!

(from Anchie's kitchen)

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