How to Make the Perfect Baklava

How to Make the Perfect Baklava


  • Filo pastry 400 g
  • Pistachios 200 g
  • Caster sugar 500 g
  • 2 lemons
  • Butter 200 g

Cooking Instructions

  1. Start by melting butter in the pan.
  2. Chop pistachios in the blender, then, combine with caster sugar and lemon zest.
  3. Brush the melted butter along the baking tray. Place half a sheet of filo pastry on the base, brush well with melted butter. Sprinkle with pistachio mix, repeat and press down between layers.
  4. Create from 30-35 layers.
  5. Then, cut the baklava into bite-sized rectangles and bake in pre-heated oven for 30-40 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile, make delicious citrusy syrup. Simply add water to a pan along with caster sugar and a zest and juice of a lemon. Simmer for 7-10 minutes making sure that sugar is fully dissolved.
  7. Remove the baklava from the oven and whilst hot, pour over the syrup so each layer is sticky.
  8. Leave the baklava to absorb the syrup for at least 12 hours. Cook this recipe with a photo!

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