Mickey's Baklava

This is my friend Joan's grandmother's recipe. Instead of Honey , she makes a syrup of orange zest, lemon zest, sugar and water. The taste is light , unique and always invites you to have a second piece
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PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Ingredients

  • 12 12

    About 12 oz walnuts

  • 12 12

    About 12 oz almonds

  • 1 1

    1 cup sugar (to taste)

  • 1-2 1-2

    1-2 tspns vanilla

  • 1 1

    1 stick sweet, unsalted butter

  • 1 1

    1 pkg phyllo dough

  • 3/4-1 3/4-1

    3/4-1 cup sugar

  • 1 1

    1 lemon

  • 1 1

    1 orange

  • 1/2 3/4 1/2 3/4

    1/2 - 3/4 tspn Cream of Tartar

Directions

Make sure phyllo is defrosted and at room temperature Grind walnuts small but not completely ground Grind almonds to very small pieces Mix nuts, sugar and vanilla together Have butter melted, lukewarm not hot Have phyllo open (1/2 at time) and unroll on wax paper Large pan: Brush bottom and sides of pan with butter Layer 3 sheets phyllo without buttering Layer 2 sheets phyllo with butter Alternate layers of phyllo, butter and nuts (about a handful per sheet) Save last 5 phyllo sheets Layer 2 with butter Last 3 without butter inbetween Cut diamond shapes Carefully butter (dab) top sheet Bake at 325 º until golden on top, ? 20-30 min Grate whole lemon and whole orange, juice ½ lemon ¾- 1 cup sugar in pan with grated peels Cover with water just above sugar as dissolves Bring to boil, keep at low boil As thickens, add lemon juice (1/2 of lemon) and ¾ tspn Cream of Tartar, stir, let thicken about 5 more min When baklava is golden and fairly crisp, remove from oven and add syrup, drizzling over top, then bake about 5 more min, should be crisp and syrup saturated. Let cool little, re-cut and cool further When remove, make sure very cool before closing in container

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