If you have ever been to a Turkish restaurant, you must have found baklava on the menu, isn’t it? Baklava is no stranger to us but for those who don’t know, baklava is a Turkish dessert made up of thin sheets of pastry and a stuffing of dry fruits. Baklava looks so tempting and one can hardly control himself from having a bite of this rich dessert. Made up with phyllo sheets, baklava is no less than a piece of art. Though you may find many baklava variations these days, the Turkish and Greek forms remain the most authentic. 

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Many of us don’t know but baklava has its history associated with Ottoman Empire somewhere in the 15th century. Though there might not be an exact story, the earliest form of baklava is said to be enjoyed by the high-class people in modern-day Lebanon and Egypt called Assyrians. We must say that making baklava isn’t everybody’s cup of tea. It is absolutely a challenging job to the perfectly baked baklava that too with the right amount of sweetness and nuts. 

But just for you, we have brought the easiest recipe of baklava that you can make just now. Yes, we have used spring roll sheets as they could be easily available in any local market or online. Believe me, this baklava tastes so good that you cannot even imagine. I know you can’t wait, so, have this easiest baklava recipe and enjoy!!!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup pista
  • ½ cup walnuts
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • Few strands of saffron
  • ½ green cardamom powder
  • 1 lemon juice
  • 1 cup ghee
  • Spring roll sheets as they are easily available online

Method

  • Coarsly grind pista and walnuts.
  • For sugar syrup, take a pan and heat water.
  • Add sugar, few strands of saffron, and green cardamom powder. the 
  • When syrup reaches 1 string consistency add juice of lemon juice.
  • For layering baklava, you can use spring roll sheets 
  • In a baking dish, lay sheets and sprinkle ground nuts over them. 
  • Repeat this process 4 times. Then cut the pieces into the desired portions. 
  • Pour ghee over the baklava layers.
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 180 degrees C for 45 minutes or till golden.
  • Pour hot sugar syrup over baklava and enjoy.

Could you find any easiest recipe than this? Do let us know if you liked it!!