Baklava

One of these sweets - baklava.The first mention of baklava belong to the 15th century.Many Eastern countries still dispute the right to be the inventors of this dish.There are a lot of recipes its manufacture.It also contains recipes of traditional Azerbaijani baklava.

Ingredients:

  • 600 g flour;
  • 2 cups milk;
  • 3 eggs;
  • 2 egg yolks;
  • 2 tsp. Dry yeast;
  • 300 grams of butter;
  • 500 g of walnuts;
  • 650 g of sugar;
  • 3-4 tsp. Cardamom;
  • 2 tsp. Cinnamon;
  • vanilla;
  • 1 tbsp.spoon of honey;
  • hazelnuts and / or almonds.

Preparation:

Dissolve the yeast in a preheated 38 of milk and mix with flour, eggs and melted butter.Thoroughly knead on the table to obtain a soft, elastic dough.Get him in a warm place for 1.5-2 hours.

At this time, prepare the filling.Walnuts mince or chop in a blender.To these add the chopped nuts 500 g of sugar, cinnamon, cardamom, vanilla and mix everything carefully.

When the dough is ready, divide it into 10 pieces.Two pieces make a little more than the others: they will be t

he first and last layer, respectively.

baking grease with melted butter.Roll out the larger ball of dough into a thin circle (or other shape - depending on the shape of the pan).Roll out the dough thinly and not torn, occasionally sprinkle it with flour.The thinner the dough is, the better.

Put the resulting circle on a baking tray, carefully cut the excess dough.Coat the surface of the circle with oil and place on a thin layer of peanut filling.Roll out the next ball of dough and repeat the whole procedure again.And so it 9 times.Cover the top layer of the last lap of the test.Then with a sharp knife, cut the cake obtained in the lozenges: first make a longitudinal strip width of about 5 cm, and then diagonally.In the center of each diamond-shaped slide one hazelnuts or almonds.Grease pie egg yolk and place in preheated 220 of oven.Bake for 20 minutes.

Of the remaining sugar and water, boil the syrup, add the honey.For a couple of minutes until cooked, remove the pan from the oven pour the syrup baklava.

Ready baklava again cut by the planned lines, cool, and you can bring to the table.It is best to have baklava, washed down with a strong hot tea.

Aroma and taste of this fabulous dessert will long haunt the minds and imagination of your guests.

Servings: 20 people.

Cooking time: about 4 hours.

Nutritional values ​​per serving: 420 kcal.

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