Good morning my friends and happy week, today I decide to start this Monday with a traditional perfect dessert, let’s do this together
1 packet of crust sheet for baklava or Beirut sheet
500 gr. grated walnut kernels
8 tbsp. sugar, about 120 grams
2 tbsp. toast
Grate half an orange
Grate a lemon
1 1/2 cup (300 ml) melted butter
1 tbsp. cinnamon powder
1 tbsp. clove powder
Whole carnations for decoration
For the syrup: 500 ml water
600 gr. sugar
2 tbsp. honey
Juice from a lemon
1 cinnamon stick
We prepare the syrup first. Heat the water and dissolve the sugar. Add the lemon and cinnamon. Once it boils for 5 minutes, remove from the heat and add the honey. Allow the syrup to cool.
Add the sugar and the toast to the walnut. Stir and add the cinnamon, cloves and zest.
Keep the sheet covered with a fresh towel. Butter the pan. Spread the first three leaves, sprinkling each one well with butter. Sprinkle the filling with a spoon. Cover with the next sheet, sprinkling it with butter. Repeat with filling and again sheet. In total the procedure for 12 cards is: 3 cards down, fill-sheet for the next 6 cards and finally the top 3 cards. Fold the edges inwards and butter well.
Carve the baklava diagonally into "diamonds" (diamonds). Place a clove in each piece. Bake the baklava in a preheated oven at 180 ° C for about 45-50 minutes or in the air at 170 ° C. Once it comes out hot from the oven, we syrup it by pouring the syrup with a ladle gradually. Let the baklava soak up the syrup for at least 1.5 - 2 hours.
Stay safe and healthy my friends and take care of your people
My best wishes from Greece