Thursday, December 22, 2011


1 pkg Filo Dough
1 lb  Walnuts (chopped finely. give 'em a whirl in the food processor)
1 lb  Butter
1 Recipe - Attar Syrup – should be prepared 24 hours in advance and refrigerated (but I never do...)

Attar Syrup Recipe
Boil 3 cups of sugar, 1-½ cups of water, and a few drops of lemon together for 15 minutes. Cool. 

Boil the butter, on a very low fire, until the white foam on the top is gone. You can gently skim off the white foam to speed up the process. Be careful not to burn the butter.

Place half of the Filo Dough package in a baking pan. Spread chopped walnuts on the top of the dough. Place the remaining Filo Dough on the top of the walnuts. With a serrated knife cut the Baklava into squares, and then cut the square in half making triangles.  Spoon the melted butter over the Baklava, being careful not to use the white substance at the bottom of the pot. Bake the Baklava at 350 degrees until the top is golden brown (approximately 35 – 45 minutes). When the Baklava is golden brown, remove from the oven, and immediately pour the cold/cool Attar Syrup evenly over the top. Start at a corner, pour across the top, and then downward covering all of the Baklava. Use as much or as little Attar as you want, depending on the sweetness you want. I use it all. Cool and enjoy.

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