Baqlawa (Baklava) A layered pastry

This is H’s absolute favorite anytime of the year!! I haven’t made it since the summertime when I totally forgot to blog about it, so when the holidays rolled around again, I decided to make it for him and our wine party this weekend! His sister shared with me the Lebanese version of this dessert a few years back and I have enjoyed making it for H ever since!!


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 2 c. med. chopped walnuts (or pistachio nuts)
1/3 c sugar
1 tbsp rose water

1 lb. filo dough
1 lb. drawn butter

Itir (basic sugar syrup)-See mixture below pastry directions!
2 cups sugar
1 c water
1 tsp. rose water
couple drops fresh lemon juice

Combine nuts, sugar, rose water, for filling. Take 2 sheets filo dough, brush with butter. Place 3-5 tablespoons of filling along wide edge. Roll and place into buttered pan, butter tops. Place in 9×13 pan. Continue until pan is full. Cut diagonally into 2-3 inch lengths. DON’T FORGET TO CUT!
Bake at 300 degrees for 1 hour.

Combine sugar, water, lemon juice in sauce pan. Boil over med. heat for 10-15 mins. Before removing from heat add rose water and let it return to a boil. Remove from heat and cool.

Spoon cold syrup over baked pastry until saturated!

Enjoy once cooled!!


5 Comments on “Baqlawa (Baklava) A layered pastry”

  1. Erica says:

    These look amazing! This is something I’ve been wanting to try to make it – but I’m a bit scared of filo dough. I’m gonna have to try these though.

  2. Katie says:

    YAY for Lebanese recipes!! MY FAVORITE dessert! YUM!

  3. joelen says:

    Yum…. looks awesome!!

  4. maryanna says:

    Mmm. I love baklava. I’ve only made it once, and it took forever. It’s really a gift of love. 🙂

  5. […] Husband’s favorite and even tho it does take some time to make, definitely worth it! Baklava […]

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