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Sweet Easy Baklava African Dessert Recipe

African food is diverse, Baklava is delicious; Baklava recipes are sweet recipes full of flavor and spice lovingly prepared by African families for generations. Learn how to bake Baklava African food recipe.


Sweet Easy Baklava African Dessert Recipe

Sweet Easy Baklava African Dessert Recipe

North Africa
Yields 12 to 14 servings

Ingredients
One 16 ounce package phyllo dough
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 cups chopped walnuts
1 cup melted butter

Baklava Syrup
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup water
½ cup orange blossom honey
¼ teaspoon orange blossom water

Directions
Preheat oven to 350° F. Butter a 9x13 inch baking dish. Mix cinnamon and walnuts in a medium bowl set aside. Unroll phyllo cut into two equal halves. 

Cover phyllo with a slightly moist cloth while assembling to keep from drying out. Place 2 sheets of phyllo in the bottom of the prepared dish, brush liberally with butter and sprinkle 3 tablespoons of cinnamon and walnut mixture on top. 

Repeat layers. 

Cut baklava into desired serving sizes bake 45-50 minutes. Meanwhile, combine remaining ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, bring to a boil and reduce heat to low. 

Finally, when the baklava is removed from the oven immediately evenly pour syrup over the finished pastry. Allow cooling before serving. Store uncovered.


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