Turkish Baklava Recipe – How to make Easy Baklava Dessert

With this baklava recipe video, you will learn how to make baklava dough, filo dough, and walnut baklava! This recipe is the traditional recipe to make Turkish Baklava. Greek Baklava Recipe is also very similar, but it is served warm, and usually with ice cream. (Also very good!) We prepared this video for our subscribers that can not buy frozen baklava phylo! For pistachio baklava, you should use pistachios instead of walnuts. This is a very traditional Turkish recipe. And one of the most popular Turkish desserts. Tip is not to let phyllo dough stick each other. And the top part will be so crunchy, while the bottom part is soft and sweet.
Start by transferring the flour into a large tray Make a pit in the middle and add the eggs Add salt Mix the eggs with a little bit of water and start kneading your dough gradually adding water You will end up with a medium hard dough Continue kneading for another 5 minutes Let your dough rest for 30 minutes, in a covered bowl Cut the dough on half on the surface dusted with flour Cover up one piece and cut other one in equal pieces Each piece should be a walnut size Take a dough ball and cover others so they don’t dry Dust the counter with wheat starch and roll each dough ball around 8 iches in diameter Roll each dough ball one by one Dust some starch between the layers of filo Important part is, not letting the layers stick each other, to avoid that, roll each later to rolling pin and separate the sticky parts When you are done separating, lay them back on counter dusting starch between layers Since the layers are super thin, it is quite normal if some has some holes or tears Make sure your filo dough size matches with the size of the tray you are planning to use, and grease the tray with melted butter Splash some butter between first 5 layers On 20th layer, splash some butter and spread the walnuts Take out the other half of your dough and do the same with it Make sure the layers are not sticking each other Place the second twenty filo, without splashing oil between them Our half of the melted butter on your baklava After slicing it, pour the other half of the butter On 400F(200C)pre-heated oven, bake for 45 minutes or until the top is golden browned Now we can prepare the syrup for our baklava! Mix 3 cups of water and 4 cups of sugar in a pot When it boils, add the lemon juice Let it cool down for 5 minutes and then pour the syrup that warmed down In 3 hours, baklava will soak up the syrup and will be ready to serve. We ( Easy Turkish Recipes) will prepare more recipe videos for you dont forget to subscribe! πŸ™‚
Here is the list of ingredients for Turkish baklava recipe:
1.1 lbs (500g) all-purpose flour
2 eggs
1 tsp salt
1.2 cups water
200 g (2 sticks) butter
200 g (7 oz) walnuts
To roll the filo dough:
300 g (10 oz) wheat starch
For the syrup:
4 cup sugar
3 cups water
2 tbs lemon juice
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