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Baklava


Ingredients:

· 1 C. water

· 1 ¾ C. sugar

· ¼ C. honey

· 2 T. lemon juice

· 1.5 tsp. rose water

· 5 cloves

· ½ tsp. mace

· ½ C. almonds, chopped

· 1 ½ C. walnuts, chopped

· 1.5 tsp. cinnamon

· ½ tsp. mace

· ½ tsp. clove

· 1 T. orange zest

· 1 box phyllo sheets

· Melted butter, as needed (about 2/3 C)



Preparation:

1. Preheat oven to 325.

2. In a saucepan, combine the water, sugar honey, lemon juice, rose water, cloves and mace. Bring to a low simmer and turn off.

3. In a bowl, combine the almonds, walnuts, cinnamon, mace, clove, and orange zest. Strain the liquid syrup over the nut mixture and stir well to combine.

4. In a greased baking dish, place ¾ C. of the mixture down. Add 8-10 layers of phyllo dough, buttering gently every layer before adding a new one. Next add another ¾ C of the walnut mixture and then cover with 5 sheets of phyllo (buttering in between every layer). Repeat 3 more times. Finish with 5-8 layers of phyllo dough.

5. Score the top gently to make long even strips. Then cross cut it to make a diamond shape. Bake for 1- 1 hr 20 mins.