Simple Baklava

Nutty baklava is a pastry sold in both the Mediterranean and the Middle East.

  • Preparation Time25 mins
  • Cooking Time25 mins
  • DifficultyMedium
40g almonds
40g walnuts
25g chopped dried apricots
25g plain bread crumbs
25g sugar
1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground cloves
Pinch of salt
3 tbsp honey
110g butter, melted, divided
12 sheets filo pastry
1) Preheat the oven to 180°C/ gas mark 4.

2) Place the almonds, walnuts, apricots, bread crumbs, sugar, cinnamon, ground cloves, and salt in a food processor. Run the machine until the mixture is very finely chopped. Transfer the mixture to a small bowl. Add 30g of the melted butter and the honey and stir to combine.

3) Place one sheet of filo on a dry work surface. Using a pastry brush and the remaining melted butter, lightly cover the entire sheet of filo with melted butter. Cover the first sheet with a second sheet of filo and brush with melted butter. Continue until there is a stack of six sheets of filo. Cut the stacked filo rectangle into 12 equal pieces (Cut lengthwise into 4 pieces and widthwise into 3 pieces.)

4) Gently press each cut piece of filo into the mini-muffin tin cups. Press one tablespoon of the nut mixture into each of the filo cups. Gather the ends of each of the filo squares and twist to make a sachet shape. Continue shaping the remaining sachets in the other mini-muffin tin. Bake until the edges of the filo are golden, about 20 to 25 mins. When cool enough to handle, remove the baklava sachets and transfer to a serving plate.

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