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November 17: National Baklava Day!

NOV 17

1. Baklava

Baklava

Ingredients:

6 cups chopped walnuts (1.5 L)
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon (5 ml)
2 1/4 cups of sugar (560 ml)
1 cup butter, melted (250 ml)
1 16 ounce package of Phyllo pastry
2 cups water (500 ml)
1 cup honey (250 ml)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract (5 ml)
4 cups grapes (1 L)
3 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil (45 ml)
1 cup Greek yoghurt (250 ml)

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2. Arabian Baklava

Arabian Baklava

Ingredients:

4 cups finely chopped pistachios
2 cups butter
1 cup sugar
18 sheets of phyllo dough
Sugar syrup
2 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups water
1 tablespoon lemon juice

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3. Traditional Baklava

Traditional Baklava

Ingredients:

For the baklava
30 sheets of phyllo dough
500g (17 oz.) walnuts, chopped (or a mix of walnuts, pistachios and almonds)
1 tsp cinnamon powder
1 tsp grounded clove
1 tsp sugar
300g butter, melted (10 oz.)
some whole cloves for garnish (optional)

For the syrup
650g sugar (23 oz.)
400g water (14 oz.)
80g glucose or honey (2.8 oz.)
zest of 1 lemon or orange
1 cinnamon stick

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4. Easy to Make Baklava Rolls

Easy to Make Baklava Rolls

Ingredients:

1 pack of Fillo Dough, thawed
1 cup of coarsely grinded walnuts*
1/3 cup of finely grinded pistachio
7 drops of Orange Blossom Essence**
1/3 lb of sweet/unsalted butter, melted
2 teaspoons of sugar
optional: A tiny hint of nutmeg powder, ground cloves and ground cardamom

Baklava Sugar Syrup Ingredients
1 cup of sugar
3/4 cup of water
1/2 teaspoon of lemon juice
1 teaspoon of Orange Blossom water

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5. Baklava Recipe

Baklava Recipe

Ingredients:

1 (16 oz) pkg phyllo dough; thawed according to package instructions
2 sticks (1/2 lb) melted unsalted Butter
1 lb (about 4 cups or 3 3/4 cups chopped) walnuts, finely chopped
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 cup granulated sugar
2 Tbsp lemon juice (juice of 1/2 lemon?)
3/4 cup water
1/2 cup honey
Melted chocolate chips & chopped walnuts for garnish, optional

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