Baklava in process. Lily can do it all! For the school stall tomorrow (with some for home of course)!
Please remind her of this when she complains about never being allowed to have sweet stuff… Ever….
I have evidence of at least one time!
balaclava / baklava
For the sauce
Dissolve over low heat
1/2 c honey
1/2 c sugar
In 1 cup of water
1 stick of cinnamon
Peel of an orange or lemon
Squeeze of citrus juice
Let it simmer for the time you make the rolls then let it cool while you bake them
For the filling
1 1/2 cups of walnuts (I reckon you can mix up the nut blend. Sssh.)
1/2 cup almonds
Pulse in the blender until in small pieces
1 cup of sugar
1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp of ground clove
Prepare the wrappers
1 box of filo pastry, carefully cut the stack of sheets into thirds, about 12 or so cm wide, keep covered with a slightly damp towel
And the bit that makes it all so crispy and good
Melt 150g unsalted butter
Oven on at 180c and butter an oven tray
Now get ready to brush and roll
Take three sheets aside, brush all over with your butter
Put a couple of tablespoons of filling at one end of the papers
Fold in the sides, butter the sides
Carefully roll the filling up in the filo and then pop on your tray with gaps in between them
Repeat repeat repeat until you have a tray full.
Bake until crispy brown all over
Pour over syrup while still warm
Let cool and enjoy
Lily says they are even better after a day or two as they soak up so much yummy syrup.
Did I say strain the syrup when you pour it over the baklava rolls?
Ps I did not artistically put the cumquats, guitar or ukulele there. This was a real cute kitchen counter odd bod moment for all you blog skeptics who think it’s all a setup. Just occasionally it is real life…
I guess you want to see the end result huh? Well if there’s any left by morning…..