turkish baklava recipes

Baklava is very tradational turkish recipes Pastries with nuts and syrup dessert. Very delicious and well known all over the world. Especially Gazi Antep city in Turkey, is the souce of this delicious turkish sweet. Very good baklava producer companies and baker shops can be found in this city.www.turkeyturkishrecipes.com

1 lb. filo leaves (about 24 sheets) or phyllo pastry
16 tbsp. butter, melted
2-1/2 cups walnuts or almonds, chopped

for syrup:
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup water
1 tbsp. lemon juice
Directions: first brush a 9 x 12 inch dish with melted butter. Second fold a sheet of filo in half and carefully lay in the pan. Third brush with melted butter then repeat until there are 6 layers of filo. Sprinkle 1/3 of the nuts on the last layer. Add 6 more filo leaves, brushing each one with melted butter. Add 1/3 more nuts. Repeat this procedure until all ingredients are used ending with a pastry layer. Brush the top layer with butter and cut into diamond shapes 2 inches wide. Bake in a preheated 350 F. oven for 30 minutes. Reduce the heat to 300 and continue baking for 30 minutes longer.

syrup: firstly add the sugar to the water. secondly add lemon juice and boil the syrup for 5 minutes. Pour over the warm pastry and let cool before serving.

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