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Easy Turkish Baklava Recipe

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  Category: Turkish  
  By:  dipanjana_neogi  
  Date Posted: Aug. 27, 2015
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Ingredients
4 cups finely chopped walnuts
2 cups butter or 2 cups crisco ghee
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup finely chopped pistachios
18 sheets phyllo dough
to make the sugar syrup
2 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups water
1 tablespoon lemon juice
Instructions
To make the sugar syrup:.
In a pan put the water and sugar and heat until boiling.
Once it start boiling add the lemon and leave in for another 15 minutes until the syrup start thickening.
Set a side to cool.
To make the baklava.
Preheat oven.
Brush the surface of the baking tray ( square or rectangular shape 24 x40 cm) with oil.
Melt the butter or the ghee.
Put on layer of dough in the baking tray and brush it with the ghee, repeat 6 times.
On the side mix the walnuts with the sugar and the pistachios.
spread the walnut mix equally on top of the dough.
spread ¼ cup of the ghee on top of the walnuts.
put another dough on top of the walnut and brush it with ghee.
repeat the last step 12 times.
wet your fingers with water and gently wipe the last dough.
brush the last dough with ghee generously.
cut the baklava into small squares.
Put the baklava in the oven.
Bake on 325 for about half an hour then on 450 for the last 5-10 minutes until it turns golden and crunchy.
Take the baklava out of the oven and immediately pour the cooled sugar syrup on it.
Serve at room temperature.
Preparation Time
25 Minutes
Cooking Time
35 Minutes
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