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Home Made Baklava Recipe


Home Made Baklava RecipeHome Made Baklava RecipeIngredients:

For the dough;

  • 1 egg+1 egg yolk,
  • 1 cup water, at room temperature,
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil,
  • 2 tbsps vinegar,
  • 1 tsp baking powder,
  • A pinch of salt,
  • 3,5-4 cups flour,
  • Bulk of constarch for rolling.

For Topping;

  • 200 g butter,
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil.

For Filling;

  • 2 cups wallnuts, finely pulsed,
  • 2 tbsp sugar.

For Syrup;

  • 4 cups water,
  • 4 cups sugar,
  • 1 slice of lemon.


  1. In a deep bowl combine egg, egg yolk, water, vegetable oil, venegar, salt and baking powder together,
  2. Add flour step by step and start kneading,
  3. Add flour and keep kneading until you reach a soft and elastic dough that don’t stick to your hands,
  4. Make a ball out of the dough, cover with a towel and set aside for 15 mins.,
  5. Knead the dough again and make 30 wallnut-sized balls,
  6. Sprinkle some flour into a baking sheet and place the balls into it, cover with a wet towel, set aside for 10 mins,
  7. Grease a 33 cm baking pan,
  8. Pour a bulk of constarch into a bowl (you will use during rolling process),
  9. Take 2 balls and cover with cornstarch,
  10. Pressing with your hands, flatten a bit,
  11. Put one onto another and roll together in size of the baking pan (If it is bigger than the pan, put pan on the yufka (phyllo pastry) and cut the excessive part),
  12. Place the yufka into the pan,
  13. Roll 14 more balls into yufkas in pairs and place into the pan,
  14. Mix wallnut and sugar together and sprikle on the phyllos,
  15. Roll remaining 12 balls in the same way and place into the pan,
  16. Before starting to roll the last pair put butter and vegetable oil and butter into a sauce pan, cok until butter melts,
  17. Cook another 2-3 mins, in low heat until it starts to boil,
  18. Remove from heat and drain if it has any lumps,
  19. Set aside until you roll the last pairs,
  20. After placing the last yufka on top, cut the baklava in baklava or rectangular shape
  21. Scoop the butter+oil mixture over,
  22. Bake in a 180 C degrees pre-heated oven until it starts to turn to pink over,
  23. Decrease the degree to 160 and bake until golden on top,
  24. Turn off the oven and set baklava inside until cool,
  25. After it cools take sugar, water and lemon slice into a sauce pan,
  26. Cook, constantly stirring until it starts to boil,
  27. Cook in low heat for 15 mins (no need to stir),
  28. Remove from heat and set aside for 5 mins., then pour over baklava,
  29. You can serve after in absorbs the syrup.

Bon appetit…



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