Turkish baklava with walnuts - how to make baklava at home, step by step recipe photos
Turkish dessert - baklava with walnuts - a delicious nutty cake soaked spicy syrup with the lemon flavor and aroma of cinnamon. As a test, I used the phyllo dough, with a shortage of time can always be kneaded in advance. In my work I showed one way to cutting baklava, but you can easily use any other method. My step by step recipe decorated with photos to help you quickly learn the preparation of oriental delicacies.
For baklava we need:
- 300 g of 82% butter;
- 1 piece of phyllo dough;
- 300 grams of walnuts (of dried);
- 150 grams of cane sugar;
- 1 tbsp. spoon without gorochki ground cinnamon.
For citrus syrup:
- 460 grams of white sugar;
- 280 grams of water;
- 2 pieces of cardamom;
- 0, 5 pcs. lemon;
- 2 cinnamon sticks;
- 1/2 vanilla stick (optional).
How to prepare baklava with walnuts in lemon syrup
I use phyllo dough, which prepared the day before. Therefore, immediately I begin to cook the syrup, so that he could infuse and enrich all the flavors.
The sugar syrup baklava
The ladle pour the water, fill with sugar and put all the spices. Now, thinly cut away peel, squeeze the juice and combine all ingredients in dipper. Boil the mixture for three minutes and turn off the fire. While we do baklava syrup has time to brew.
and nut filling for baklava
Grind nuts in a blender or a knife, but not to the state of flour. It is necessary that small pieces of nuts remained large. Connect them with sugar and cinnamon. I replaced the cane sugar in the normal white.
How to make baklava
Melt the butter to liquid state. I shared the finished dough into three equal parts, as will prepare three servings of baklava. So, one of the three test pieces form the first pie. Pan (d = 28cm) of the lubricating oil. We laid on the bottom four layers of thin dough. Gently bends inward edges of the dough so that it is flat in a circle. Alternatively, the dough can be cut in the form bottom of the pan, and put last layer trimming. Pour 1/3 of the walnut filling on top of dough.
Top nuts close four more layers of thin dough.
Now, take a sharp knife and cut the assembled baklava into four parts, like a cake. Then, make parallel cuts at equal distance from each other.
Now, repeat the same parallel cuts, but in the other hand, as shown in the photo.
I have to get here is a picture.
Now fill our eastern pecan pie 100 grams of melted butter so that it fell into the incision and on top of the dough.
According to the same type made baklava with walnuts in two forms.
Put assembled form with baking in a hot oven at 180 ° C for 10 minutes. Then reduce the temperature to 140 ° C and held for another 45 minutes. After removing from the oven, each hot pakhlava immediately fill 1/3 part of the syrup through a sieve and leave as it is for 2, 5-3 hours. During this time, the syrup has time to soak into the pastry and dessert to cool down.
When the syrup is all absorbed, baklava with walnuts ready for serving.
Transfer the dish to the dessert and go to drink tea.
I hope you enjoy this simple and sophisticated at the same time, a delicious layered Turkish pecan pie.