Wednesday, September 16, 2009


even though i wont be making this any time soon, i thought i would share.

1 packet filo dough
2 cups shelled pistachios or nuts of choice
2 sticks butter
1/2 cup honey

for the syrup
1 cup sugar 1 cup water 1 tsp almond extract

melt the butter. lay out two sheets of fillo in a 13x9 baking pan. brush with butter. lay out two more sheets, brush with butter. repeat 2 more times.

make the filling. in a food processor or with a plastic bag and a hammer, break up the pistachios or nuts of choice into small bits. mix with honey, sprinkle over your fillo stack.

now, repeat fillo process, this time with 8 sheets (4 stacks of two) leaving the top layer butter-free. slice on a bias into diamond shapes. bake intil golden in a 400 degree oven or as fillo instructions say. prepare syrup.

mix water, sugar, and extract. heat in a saucpan until boiliing. pour evenly over baklava. sprinkle with remaining pistachios if they exist.

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