baklava (lebanese)

1 Servings
2 cups Med. chopped walnuts or
  Pistachio Nuts
⅓ cup Sugar
1 tablespoon Rose water
1 pounds Filo dough
1 pounds Drawn butter or sweet
Basic syrup recipe--BASIC
  SYRUP:--2 c. sugar
1 cup Water
  Few drops of lemon juice
1 teaspoon Rose water

Preparation : Combine nuts, sugar and rose water. Filo dough may be spread in a buttered 10 x 14 inch pan, brushing each layer with butter. Half way through the layering, place nut mixture in ½ to ¾ inch layer. Then continue layering buttered filo on top. Cut in diamond shaped pieces. Bake at 300 degrees for one hour or until golden brown. Pour syrup over baklava making sure the dough is well saturated. Combine sugar, water and lemon juice in saucepan. Boil over medium heat for 10 to 15 minutes or until slightly viscous (225 degrees). Before removing from heat, add rose water and let come to a boil. Remove from fire and cool.

Posted to MM-Recipes Digest V4 #315 by "John Weber" <hdbrer@...> on Dec 04, 97

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