Desserts

Easy Baklava

114
8
500g filo pastry sheets
500g unsalted butter
500g of finely chopped walnuts
50g sugar
5ml vanilla essence
Half a cup of sugar
1 cup of honey
500ml water
5ml lemon juice
Teaspoon of cinnamon
Preheat the oven to 175 deg. C In a pan, boil the water and half a cup of sugar for 15 minutes. Add the lemon juice and honey boil for a further 10 minutes. Set aside to cool. For the filling, combine the walnuts, 50g of sugar and vanilla essence. Mix well. Melt the butter in a saucepan and place two tablespoons in the bottom of a baking tray . Cut the filo to the size of the baking tray and place two sheets in the bottom, then again brush with melted butter. Now spread a couple of spoons of the walnut mixture on the filo sheets. Add two more filo sheets, and again brush with melted butter. Continue in this manner of filo, walnut, filo, walnut until the ingredients are used up. Cut the Baklava into individual portions before baking for around 1 hour until a lovely golden brown. Let cool on a wire rack for 5 minutes the pour over the honey and sugar mixture which should have cooled by now and sprinkle with icing sugar. Let stand for at least another two hours.
Nutritions

Calories
234

Sodium
33mg
1% DV

Fat
8g
12% DV

Protein
2g
4% DV

Carbs
39g
13% DV

Fiber
1g
4% DV