Thursday, January 31, 2013

Baklava - An easy Mediteranean dessert to mark our 6 th Wedding Anniversary!!!

  Today we are celebrating our 6 th Wedding Anniversary.It appears to be yesterday,where we met and got married,6 years passed by with two gifted kids.I thank the Almighty for giving this wonderful Life.Baklava is one of my Hubby's fav dessert.Its very easy to prepare,if we have the fillo sheets handy.We can get these sheets in any Grocery store.The filling can be altered according to our taste.When baklava is served the next day it tastes great as it needs some time to the syrup to get into baklava.
 
 
 
Ingredients:
1.Fillo dough sheets - 1 pack (about 20 sheets)
2.Almonds - 1 cup (Powdered)
3.Pistachios - 1 cup (Powdered)
4.Dessicated coconut - 1 cup(Powdered)
5.Sugar - 1/4 cup
6.Cardamom pwdr - 1/4 tsp
7.Butter - 1 Stick (8 tbsp) + 1 tbsp (For greasing )
8.Saffron - for garnish

For the syrup:
1.Sugar - 11/4 cup
2.Water - 1 cup
3.Honey - 1/4 cup
4.Lemon zest - 1 tsp
 
 



Method:
Making syrup:
* Take a pan,add sugar,water,honey and lemon zest.Bring it to boil and simmer for 10 minutes.
* Cool completely.
 Arranging the Fillo sheets:
*Now take a mixing bowl,combine,pista ,almond and coconut powder ,sugar and cardamom pwdr.Mix it well and keep it aside.
* Thaw the fillo dough as per the instructions.
* Cover the fillo dough with a damp cloth.to prevent the phyllo sheets from drying.
* Preheat oven to 350 degrees farenhiet.
* Take a baking pan and grease with butter.
* Melt butter for brushing the fillo sheets.
* Now place a sheet of fillo sheet and brush with butter.Place another fillo sheet and brush it with butter.Now sprinkle  filling over the second sheet.Again place 2 phyllo sheets  and brush them with butter.Sprinkle the filling on top . Arrange the phyllo sheets like this ,topping the filling on every second sheet.Do this for the rest of the sheets.But don't forget to grease every sheet with butter.
* Make sure the last filled sheet is covered with a phyllo sheet.Cut the arranged sheets into squares as shown in the picture.
* Bake the baklava for 45 minutes to 1 hour or untill,baklava becomes golden brown.
* When baklava is taken out of the oven,pour the syrup on top of the baklava.
* Once it is cooled,slice the baklava and serve.
* We can store ,baklavas in a airtight container for a week at room temperature.
 
Note:
* Don't pour hot syrup on top of hot baklava.If not the sheets will become mushy.Either one should be hot.If the baklava is cool,then pour hot syrup on top of it.
* We can alter the filling according to our taste.
* While working with the fillo ,always cover it with damp cloth to prevent it from drying.
 

25 comments:

Veena Theagarajan said...

happy anniversary! Super snack
http://great-secret-of-life.blogspot.com

Krithi Karthi said...

So inviting! Happy Anniversary Savitha!

S.Menaga said...

Happy anniversary savitha!! Baklava looks awesome....

Love to Experiment said...

Hi Savitha,

Thanks for your words on my blog. I have removed the word verfication now. The baklava is awesome. And a beautiful blog you have. You've got a new follower.

Shama Nagarajan said...

Congrats dear!!1 awesome !!!

Kurinji said...

Thirumana naal vaalthukkal Savi....yummy recipe....

Sangeetha Nambi said...

OMG ! real interesting dish...
http://recipe-excavator.blogspot.com

Vimitha Anand said...

Drooling here. Would love a bite. Happy anniversary dear. Wishing many more years of eternal happiness

DivyaGCP said...

Though have heard about it, have not tasted it yet.. Looks so delicious and over the top dessert..
By the way, Happy anniversary!! :)

Julie said...

happy wedding anniversary wishes dear,yummy baklava..love it!!
Flavors Of Cuisines-"Mexican"

Arthy Suman said...

Congrats dear on ur anniversary....baklava looks stunning...

divya said...

Marvelous and very catchy Baklava, feel like having some..

Latha Madhusudhan said...

Congratulations on your wedding anni. God bless.

Perfect sweet for the sweetest couple for the right occasion.

You have made it very well.

Enjoy your day.

Priya said...

Enjoy your day Savi,happy anniversary..

Irresistible and rich baklava.

Manasi said...

Congratulations on your Anniversary! May you celebrate many more.
The baklava looks gorgeous and I feel like taking a few pieces! :)

Love to Experiment said...

Congratulations on you wedding anniversary and wish you many more years together.

The baklava shows the love and endurance in your life.. Keep it up..

Priya Sreeram said...

belated anniversary wishes savitha - have many many years of togetherness and wedded bliss. Baklava looks swell

Gauri said...

Belated Anniversary Wishes! A lovely lovely sweet to celebrate the day!

Arthy shama said...

Very yummy dessert savitha, appearence reminds me of 'Lasagna dish;

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Happy anniversary dear,Perfect for celebration...bookmarked to try:)

Swathi Iyer said...

Congrats on your wedding anniversary, Delicious baklava. Love it is perfect.

Shanthi said...

awesome sweet and happy anniversary...

NURUNNAHAR amily said...

Thanks for your post.I will review it again.Recipes

mothu said...

thanks for bakalawa recipe... I tried it, soo easy and yummy. thanks for receipe.

Nupur said...

Yummy Yummy Yummy !!! Nothing else to say .. I am a hard core Baklawa Fan...

You might also like

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...