BAKLAVA My husband and I have a long-standing tradition of making baklava together for Christmas day. This year, he assembled while I photographed the process. ☺
These are all of the components of the baklava prior to assembly.
Ingredients for layering 1 (16 oz) pkg phyllo dough (use both packages in the box)
1 cup melted butter (2 sticks)
1 pound chopped walnuts (finely chopped in a food processor)
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Ingredients for sauce
1 cup water
1 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon real vanilla extract or 1/2 vanilla bean
½ cup honey
some orange peel and lemon peel
juice of ½ a lemon
1 cinnamon stick
whole cloves for final touch
Directions for Sauce In saucepan over medium heat, mix water and sugar until sugar is dissolved. Reduce heat and add vanilla, honey, citrus peels, lemon juice & cinnamon stick. Simmer gently for 20 minutes. Remove from heat to cool & remove citrus and cinnamon stick.
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