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What Is Purple Baklava Ingredients How Its Made

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What Is Purple Baklava Ingredients How Its Made

What Is Purple Baklava Ingredients How Its Made

What Is Purple Baklava Ingredients How Its Made

Baklava is a traditional pastry dessert know for sweet, rich flavor and flaky texture.

recipes can vary, but they always include these essentials:

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phyllo (or filo) sheets, sweet syrup ( typically honey mixed with juices and spices), nuts (often pistachios), and butter.

it  is a rich, sweet dessert pastry made of layers of filo filled with chopped nuts,
and sweetened and held together with syrup or honey.

Baklava Ingredients

Phyllo Dough
Make your own phyllo pastry dough or buy frozen phyllo dough at the store.

Nuts
Chopped walnuts, pistachios, or a mixture of both are traditionally used. Hazelnuts and/or pecans would also work.

Butter
Not only does butter add richness and flavor, it keeps the phyllo sheets moist and soft. It also helps the sheets stay together.

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Cinnamon
Cinnamon is responsible for baklava’s signature warmth.

Water, Sugar, Vanilla, and Honey
A sweet syrup — made from water, sugar, vanilla extract, and honey,

is poured over the baked baklava layers, bringing the delicious dessert together.

How to Make Baklava

Layer Phyllo with Nuts

Stack eight sheets of phyllo dough, brushing with butter between each layer, to create a sturdy base.

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Sprinkle it with a mixture of chopped nuts and cinnamon.

Top with two sheets of phyllo dough and follow with the nut mixture.

Repeat this process a few more times, until the nut mixture is gone.

Top with about eight more layers of phyllo, buttering each layer.

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Cut and Bake

Cut the baklava into diamond or square shapes.

Be sure to cut all the way to the bottom of the pan.

Bake until golden and crisp.

Finish With Syrup

Boil water and sugar until sugar it melts.

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Add vanilla and honey.

Remove the baklava from the oven and immediately pour syrup over it.

Let cool before serving.

How to Store Baklava

Baklava is super sugary, so it has a relatively long shelf-life.

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It will last for about two weeks stored in an airtight container.

Keep it in the pantry if you like your baklava crispy.

If you like it chewy, opt for the fridge.

Can You Freeze Baklava?

Yes, you can definitely freeze baklava.

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Just let it cool completely, wrap it in a layer of storage wrap, and then a layer of aluminum foil.

Follow with another layer of aluminum foil for added protection.

Freeze for up to three months.

Thaw in the fridge overnight.

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