How to Make Baklava at Home

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Shuvait Thusoo
Shuvait has lived in Pune alone for 4 years while studying engineering. This was the time period when he explored the South Indian Cuisines and experienced different spices and realised the beauty of food. So he started cooking and fell in love with the craft of it. We can say that Shuvait is a foodie who loves to share his food life experiences and resources with our readers.

Some dessert recipes are so famous that we name them and everyone will know what it tastes like. That is the love of people for desserts. But there are many dessert recipes as well that no one knows about and also tastes really delicious. I love to try different desserts and especially ones that I have never heard about. It’s really fun to taste and explore new dishes. And my love for desserts is infinite. So that’s why today, I have brought a recipe that you can try and will remember forever.

This dessert that I am going to share is known as baklava. Many of you will ask what this name sounds like. It is an American-Turkish dessert and is popular in both regions. This dessert mainly consists of phyllo dough with a syrup of honey inside it and is crispy and full of dry fruits from inside. The taste is so tempting and delicious that you will ask for more of it.

After hearing so many good things about this dessert, let’s come and see how to actually make it at home. Here are the ingredients that you will need to make this recipe at home. All of them are necessary and I am sure you will get them from any local market in your locality.

Ingredients for Baklava

Phyllo Dough 16 oz.
Unsalted Butter 1 ¼ cups
Walnuts 1 lb.
Ground Cinnamon 1 tsp.
Granulated Sugar 1 cup
Lemon Juice 2 tsp.
Water ¾ cup
Honey ½ cup
Melted Chocolate Chips & Walnuts To Garnish

How Much Time Will it Take?

Preparation TimeCooking TimeTotal Time
1 Hour 1 Hour 15 Minutes 2 Hours 15 Minutes

This baklava recipe will take quite a time to get completed. As we know, desserts take their sweet time to cook properly. So, just wait a little bit and get something really delicious and sweet to eat.

Baklava Recipe

Baklava Recipe
  1. Use the phyllo dough as per the instructions listed on the package by the manufacturer.
  2. Take plenty amount of dough that fits your baking sheet. Trim the extra part out if you feel space is less.
  3. Grease the bottom of the baking pan with some butter. 
  4. Take a medium saucepan and add sugar, honey and lemon juice to it along with some water. Boil this mix and stir it until the whole sugar is dissolved. Lower the heat and boil for another 4 minutes without stirring. 
  5. Let this mixture cool and take the form of syrup. This syrup will be used in the baklava dessert.
  6. Using a food processor, coarsely grind the walnuts or chop them whatever you like. And in a bowl, add these chopped walnuts and cinnamon.
  7. Keep these phyllo sheets in a baking pan, grease each sheet with butter and add more after one another.
  8. Keep the remaining phyllo covered with a towel and spread the nut mixture over the whole dough.
  9. Place the buttered sheets of phyllo and a layer of nuts. Complete the layers of buttered phyllo sheets and brush the top with butter.
  10. Cut the pastry into the desired shapes may be diagonal. Bake it for about 15 minutes at 325F or until they are golden brown in color.
  11. Take it out of the oven and pour the syrup that you made earlier on this hot baklava. This will make it more crispy from the outside and soggy. 
  12. Let this dessert rest for about 5 hours so that the syrup can get inside the pastry. Garnish with some chopped nuts and melted chocolate.
  13. Cover it with a tea towel and then can be stored for 1-2 weeks.

Finally, it’s done! Your baklava dessert is ready and can now be served. Make this dessert at home and see what it tastes like. I am sure you will love it and will definitely include it in your dessert menu.

Nutritional Breakdown of Baklava

The nutritional details of this baklava recipe is provided in the table below.

Calories 255
Cholesterol 20 mg.
Carbohydrates 21 gm.
Fiber 1 gm.
Sugar 11 gm.
Protein 3 gm.
Iron 1 mg.
Calcium 20 mg.

How to Make Baklava at Home | Video

Down below is a video that you can watch to know more about this recipe. This will help you to make thi dessert more accurately and precisely at home.

Video by Easy Turkish Recipes

I hope you liked this Baklava recipe and if so, please comment down below and tell us your most welcomed reviews and experiences. I will bring you more such recipes every day. Stay tuned for more recipes like these and have a great day!

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