-Brush melted butter over the bottoms and sides of a 13" X 9" X 2" pan.
-Toss chopped nuts with cinnamon; set aside.
-Unroll phyllo dough and cut the stack in half to fit the pan.
-Place 2 sheets of dough in pan and generously brush with butter; repeat 3
-Sprinkle 2-3 Tbls. of nut mixture on top, top with 2 sheets of dough, brush
with butter; repeat 5 times.
-Place 2 sheets of dough on top and brush with butter; repeat 2 times.
-Using a sharp knife, cut into 1" squares, making sure to cut all the way to
the bottom of the pan.
-Bake in a 350 degree oven for 50 minutes, until baklava is golden and
-While baklava is baking, boil water and sugar until sugar is dissolved; add
vanilla and honey; simmer for 20 minutes.
-Immediately upon removing baklava from oven, spoon sauce evenly over top.
-Allow to cool completely; divide each square into cupcake papers; store
uncovered or freeze.
Notes: I like to use a mixture of ground
walnuts, almonds, and pecans. Phyllo dough dries out easily. While working
with it, keep covered with a damp cloth.
this, but I add sugar to the walnut/cinnamon mixture when putting it
between the layers.
the recipe, used the mixture of nuts as you suggested but did not add
additional sugar. Another time I might add some lemon juice to the honey
mixture. It was a hit.
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