- 1 lb filo pastry
- 1 ½ cups melted butter
- 1 lb walnuts or almonds,
- ½ cup dry breadcrumbs
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon cloves
|For the syrup :
- 4 cups sugar
- 2 cups water
- juice of 1 lemon
Place 1 pastry sheet in
well-buttered 9 X 13 inch baking pan and
brush with butter. Place second pastry sheet
on top of the first and butter again. Repeat
until 6 layers of buttered pastry sheets
have been built up. Mix walnuts or almonds,
breadcrumbs, sugar, cinnamon and cloves.
Sprinkle top pastry sheet with a thick layer
of walnut mixture and place two buttered
pastry sheets over this. Repeat in same
manner until all ingredients have been used,
ending with 6 pastry sheets. Brush top with
remaining butter and trim edges with sharp
knife. Cut diagonal lines over the length of
the pan to make diamond-shaped pieces.
Sprinkle with water. Bake in a moderate oven
for about 1 hour until golden.
Syrup preparation : Boil sugar, water
and lemon juice for 10 minutes. Pour the
syrup over the baked baklava after it cools.
Wait a few hours to serve. Makes 30