BAKLAVA--1000 LAYER PASTRY|
1 lb. filo
1 lb. finely chopped walnuts,
pistachios or almonds
1 lb. butter (preferably
1 c. sugar
1 c. water
2 Tbsp. honey
juice of 1 lemon
pomegranate syrup (few drops)
or orange flower water
Butter baking dish. Place 4 sheets filo in pan and
brush with melted butter. Repeat 3 times. Sprinkle with
chopped nuts. Add 4 sheets, butter, sprinkle again with nuts.
Repeat this process until nuts are use up. Top with 4 sheets 3
times again. Butter. With sharp knife, score all the way down
to pan in diamond shapes. Bake in slow oven (250 degrees) for 2 1/2
hours, until light golden brown. While still hot, pour on
syrup. Cool and serve.
Syrup: Boil sugar and water and cook until thick. Add
honey, lemon and pomegranate or orange water.
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