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Baklava

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Mark Boughton Photography / styling by Teresa Blackburn
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  • Yield: 32 pieces
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 25 mins

Ingredients

Cooking spray
1 3/4cups sugar (plus additional 2 tablespoons, divided)
1 1/4cups water
1tablespoon lemon juice
1teaspoon rose water (optional)
1 1/2cups finely chopped walnuts
1pound phyllo dough (about 40 9 x 14-inch sheets)
3/4cup clarified butter

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly coat a large rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. Dissolve 1 3/4 cups sugar in the water in a medium saucepan. Bring to boil over high heat, then reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes. Add lemon juice and bring to boil again. Remove from heat and set aside to cool. Add rose water if using.
  3. Combine walnuts and remaining 2 tablespoons sugar.
  4. Open phyllo dough and spread it out. Place 2 sheets of dough on baking sheet. Cover remaining phyllo with a damp cloth to keep from drying. Liberally brush the top of the two sheets with butter. Place 2 more sheets on top; brush with butter. Repeat until half the dough is used. Spread walnut mixture over dough.
  5. Place 2 sheets of dough over walnut mixture. Brush top with butter. Repeat until remaining dough sheets are used. Be sure to brush the top layer with butter. Cut baklava into 4 strips (2 1/4 inches wide x 14 inches long), dipping the knife into water between cuts. Cut each strip into 4 rectangles (2 1/4 inches wide x 3 1/2 inches long). Cut each rectangle into halves diagonally.
  6. Bake 25 to 30 minutes, until golden brown. Cool 10 minutes. Drizzle sugar syrup over baklava and serve. Makes 32 pieces.

Recipe by Nina Tashchian, Nina’s Bakery, Fresno, Calif.

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Glycemic Load 8
  • Calories 170
  • Fat 10g
  • Saturated Fat 4g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 2.5g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 1g
  • Cholesterol 15mg
  • Sodium 70mg
  • Potassium 35mg
  • Carbohydrate 20g
  • Fiber 1g
  • Sugars 12g
  • Protein 2g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Vitamin A 4%
  • Vitamin C 0%
  • Calcium 0%
  • Iron 4%
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