I saw it ! Sweetness which is so delicious…Yes, It was famous Baklava!

And suddenly it’s here! Real and genuine bakery! But it is not like in Europe, that you come to the store and all the products are behind the glass, you must not breathe on them and you have to ask the seller to give you what you want.

 

My homemade Baklava

My homemade Baklava

Here’s a bakery right on the street! Imagine a large, long and spacious street. And on it hundreds of kinds of sweets and salty baking. You can browse, browse and take what you want by yourself and then just pay. Nobody suspects anyone to steal anything because it just doesn’t exist in Egypt…

 

And just in this bakery, (which is about 300 m away from my apartment) when I was choosing what unknown sweet baking I would taste (BTW. my favorite is Hegazia), I SAW IT! A sweetness that is so delicious and which I already knew by the way. Do you already know what I mean? Yes, it’s famous Baklava!

Even I try to dig in my memory as much as I can but I can’t remember when I first met Baklava. But it was definitely in Europe.

Well, I immediately jumped after it to take at least 5 pieces for breakfast but then I stopped. Already the first suspicious thing was that Nobody was buying Baklava. So I went to ask my husband and check the details but I soon understood everything. One piece of baklava costs 5 LE. And he told me that Baklava in Egypt is not popular among the people. Well, I think it’s probably because of the price. In comparison, 1 kg of sweets cost 1 LE. and now they wanted 1 piece of 50g-5 LE.. (I point out the prices are mentioned in the year 2013 today it has already radically changed.)

 

So I returned Baklava with a broken heart because at this time I really couldn’t afford to spend 25 Le. for breakfast … but I decided to find a recipe and bake the Baklava by myself for my whole family.

I have to praise this unique idea. Because at that time I had never baked Arabic sweets. It was my premiere and it turned out great. We enjoyed it with my whole family and I have never bought baklava since then again. I always make it homemade. It’s the best and it’s really simple and fast.

Are you looking forward to a great baklava recipe? I am not surprised, just because I write about it, I got the taste to eat it… So let’s do it. and of course, don’t forget to write to me in the comments how you succeded.

 

RECIPE FOR HOMEMADE UNIQUE BAKLAVA

 

Ingredients

200 g nuts (pistachio, almond, or whatever you like. I love to make nuts with almond)

1 teaspoon cinnamon

500 g of phyllo dough

100 g butter

 

For syrup

1 cup of sugar

1 cup of water

1 teaspoon vanilla sugar

1/2 lemon

 

 

 

How to Bake It

♥ Preheat oven to 175 degrees C.

♥ Butter a 9×13 inch baking dish.

♥ Take half of the phyllo dough and put it unrolled into a dish.

♥ brush it by  50 g of  melted butter

♥ Put 200 g of nuts OR pistachio

♥ Cover it with the second half of phyllo dough

♥ And again brush it with the rest of the butter.

♥ Cut it to diamond shapes. Cca. 36 pieces.

♥ Put it to the oven and bake cca. 50 minutes until golden brown. Do not open the oven before 15 minutes of baking.

♥ While baklava is baking, make the syrup. Combine sugar, lemon water, and water in a small saucepan over medium heat and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat for low and simmer 20 minutes. At the end add vanilla sugar.

♥ After baklava is baked put on it the syrup immediately and then let it cool.

Serve cold, store uncovered.

Tip: When it is done, turn the oven off but leave the baklava still for another 10 minutes inside. Then and just then you can remove it from the oven.

 

Thank you for reading, Check my New E-book and Subscribe to my Youtube channel for more content from Egypt!

 

Do you Like My work? Support me right here: https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=8KYTMUYEXNXDY

 

dining-like-a-pharaoh-picture-1

E -book – Dining like a Pharaoh – Egyptian Recipe book

Complete Story and Recipe book of Egyptian culture. Explore absolutely new cuisine which you will fall in love. It is easy to make and so delicious. And except cooking learn also about Egyptian history, legends and personal stories. You have never heard about such things before! It will take your breath away…

10.00 $

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.