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Baklava in the Greek Way

Updated: Feb 14

  • Baklava prepared in the Greek traditional way. Very easy to prepare, and delicious. Follow recipe.

Ingredients for Baklava:
  • 2 packs of bark/ 1 kg

  • 400 g fresh butter (sheep and goats)

  • 400 g walnut kernels

  • 2 Tablespoons breadcrumbs

  • 1 Tablespoon grated cinnamon

  • 1/2 spoon of grated cloves

For Syrup:

  • 650 g sugar

  • 450 g water

  • 1 Lemon juice

Syrup:

  1. Put water and sugar in the pot and as soon as it reaches the boiling point

  2. cook for 3 minutes and immediately syrup the hot baklava.

Preparation:
  1. Preheat oven to 150 °C. Melt the butter in a pan over low heat and be careful not to boil. Grind the walnut kernels in a blender so that they are finely chopped.

  2. Take a pan the size of your crusts. Grease with butter, spread the first crust, sprinkle it with butter with the help of a spoon, then put the second crust and coat it with butter gently and carefully lubricate them without pressing.

  3. Mix the rest of the ingredients: cinnamon, cloves, breadcrumbs, and walnuts kernels in a bowl, pour them over the crust, and continue with the same procedure, each crust so that we make butter plus filling until you reach the end, leaving one crust empty on top. Sprinkle the last crust with water and cut the baklava with the help of butter and a knife.

  4. Bake the baklava for 1 to 2 hours at 150-160 °C.

  5. Five minutes before removing the baklava from the oven prepare the syrup and as soon as we take out the pan, pour the syrup over the hot baklava. The syrup must be cold when the baklava is poured.

  6. Tips: You can use pistachios or almonds instead of walnuts. Buon appetito!

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