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Easy Baklava with a Simple Filling and Walnuts

Baklava is made up of layers of crispy phyllo dough, butter, crushed nuts, and sweet honey syrup.
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Easy Baklava with a Simple Filling and Walnuts

Baklava is made up of layers of crispy phyllo dough, butter, crushed nuts, and sweet honey syrup.
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Course: Desserts
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Allergy: Vegetarian
Total Time: 2 hours
Servings: 20
Calories: 394kcal

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 cup butter, softened, 2 sticks
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 egg whites
  • 3 cups walnuts, chopped
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 egg yolk, beaten
  • ½ cup whole walnuts

Instructions

  • In a bowl, combine 3 cups of flour with 1 cup of softened, unsalted butter. Incorporate well together until butter forms into small crumbs.
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  • To the butter and flour add 1 cup of sour cream and 1 teaspoon of sugar. Mix together.
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  • Add in 2 egg yolks. Mix and toss the dough together until all is well incorporated. The dough will become soft and gentle.
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  • Divide the dough into 3 equal parts. Shape each part into a round disk-like shape. Wrap each with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
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  • Meanwhile, prepare the filling by beating together 2 egg whites and 2 cup of sugar.
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  • Chop 3 cups of walnuts. Stir the walnuts into the eggs and sugar.
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  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Butter up an oven-safe pan, 8 X 12 inch ( If it is glass or ceramic, you don’t need to butter it up).
  • Take the dough out of refrigerator and roll it out gently for it to fit into your dish. (Use flour for the dough for it not to stick to your surface). Carefully transfer one rolled out dough into your pan.
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  • Take half of the nut mixer and spread it over the dough in the pan.
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  • Add another rolled-out dough and spread the rest of the nut mixer over the dough. Cover it with the third rolled-out dough.
  • Cut into diamond shapes.
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  • Whisk 1 egg yolk and brush over the top of the baklava. Add a nut to each piece.
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  • Put in oven for 45 minutes or until the top is golden color.
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  • After taking the baklava out of the oven, cool it down completely before trying to take it out from the pan.

Nutrition

Calories: 394kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 10g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Sodium: 139mg | Potassium: 136mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 398IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 2mg

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