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Original Turkish baklava recipe

VIDEORECIPE Original Turkish baklava recipe

Created by the Arabs, but perfected in Ottoman times, Baklava is an easy dessert to make. Turkish recipes are all the rage and with this imperial sweet you can delight your guests.

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Ingredients

number of servings
24

Ingredients

  • 500 g filo pastry Added to
  • 125 g unsalted butter Added to
  • 300 g pistachios Added to

Syrup

  • 250 ml water Added to
  • 180 g sugar Added to
  • 12 lemon juice Added to
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Directions

80 min.
1. Step

Make a syrup with water, sugar and the juice of half a lemon.

Original Turkish baklava recipe - preparation step 1

Source: Youtube

2. Step

Stir while heating to dissolve the sugar, bring to the boil and once it comes to the boil, reduce the heat a little and cook for 20 minutes.

Original Turkish baklava recipe - preparation step 1

Source: Youtube

3. Step

Melt the butter.

Original Turkish baklava recipe - preparation step 1

Source: Youtube

4. Step

In a baking pan, roll out the layers of filo pastry, making sure it does not break.

Original Turkish baklava recipe - preparation step 1

Source: Youtube

5. Step

Brush the filo pastry with melted butter and add an additional layer of filo pastry. Repeat until 20 layers are completed.

Original Turkish baklava recipe - preparation step 1

Source: Youtube

6. Step

Chop the pistachios. Save some for decoration.

Original Turkish baklava recipe - preparation step 1

Source: Youtube

7. Step

Sprinkle the pistachios over the surface of the filo pastry.

Original Turkish baklava recipe - preparation step 1

Source: Youtube

8. Step

Add another 20 layers of filo pastry.

Original Turkish baklava recipe - preparation step 1

Source: Youtube

9. Step

Brush the surface with butter. Repeat the procedure until all the layers are finished.

Original Turkish baklava recipe - preparation step 1

Source: Youtube

10. Step

Preheat the oven to 200 degrees. Then, cut the baklava into small pieces up to the bottom of the baking dish.

Original Turkish baklava recipe - preparation step 1

Source: Youtube

11. Step

Bake for 45 minutes

Original Turkish baklava recipe - preparation step 1

Source: Youtube

12. Step

Remove from the oven. Add the syrup, making sure to cover all the squares. Leave to cool completely.

Original Turkish baklava recipe - preparation step 1

Source: Youtube

13. Step

Put pistachios on each portion. Serve and enjoy.

Original Turkish baklava recipe - preparation step 1

Source: Youtube

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