Politikos baklava by Helen. Every year, my friend Christiane brings me some of the baklavas she's been baking for the Yum Kippur end of fast. Baklava is a rich, sweet dessert pastry made of layers of filo filled with chopped nuts and sweetened and held together with syrup, frosting or honey. We are a social news blog where politikos, their kin, friends and allies are the center of the universe.
It's a great make-ahead dessert perfect for the holidays or special occasions. If I had to name some of the best desserts of all time, Baklava would be on the list for sure. Anyone who's tasted it knows why. You can cook Politikos baklava by Helen using 12 ingredients and 6 steps. Here is how you cook it.
Ingredients of Politikos baklava by Helen
- Prepare 400 g of walnuts.
- You need 1 kg of filo pastry.
- Prepare 3 tbsp of breadcrumbs.
- You need 3 tbsp of sugar.
- It’s 1/2 tsp of powdered cloves.
- You need sheets of olive oil for the filo.
- You need of Syrup.
- It’s 250 g of honey.
- It’s 600 g of sugar.
- Prepare 500 g of water.
- Prepare 1 tbsp of brandy.
- You need of lemon peel.
Despite his best efforts, a diligent chef makes a horrendous mistake as he prepares this classic but tricky dish. If you liked this watch this. Baklava (Baghlava), this popular dessert is made in different parts of the world with some slight variations. It has layers and layers of flaky pastry surrounding nuts and spices and sweetened with an fragrant syrup.
Politikos baklava by Helen instructions
- Mix the walnuts, breadcrumbs, sugar and powdered cloves..
- Start by laying out four filo sheets brushing each one with olive oil. On every second filo sheet sprinkle a little of the wanlnut mix until all the ingredients run out, keeping four filo sheets for the end. Of course, you have to brush each one with oil..
- Cut the baklava in any patter than you like and place a clove on each piece..
- Bake in a preheated oven at 170°C for about an hour..
- Boil all the ingredients for the syrup together for five minutes and pour over the baklava..
- Both the syrup and the baklava should be hot..
I make mine with almond and walnut filling. Baklava, or Baghlava as we call it in Farsi. Layers upon layers of flaky buttery pastry with crushed nuts soaked in a honey lemon syrup. The iconic Baklava is astonishingly straight forward to make! The iconic Baklava is my all time favourite pastry that I can't get enough of.