Easy Baklava Recipe | Turkish Desserts

easy baklava recipe

This easy baklava recipe will blow your mind. You will be amazed when you see how easy it is.

What Is In Baklava Filling

Baklava is an important pastry dessert in Turkish, Middle Eastern, Balkan, and South Asian cuisines. Like other phyllo-based pastries, baklava is made by brushing the thin, papery sheets with butter and layering them with finely chopped walnuts, pistachios, almonds, or hazelnuts. In general, it is sweetened with sugar syrup or sweet honey-based syrup.

easy baklava recipe

There’s no school to become an expert in baklava. You learn this work from your master and improve yourself over time. However, as we will not make phyllo sheets from scratch, it will be very easy for us to prepare our baklava.

The layering and buttering of the phyllo sheets will take some time so remember to be patient, the final product is well worth it.

Where Is Baklava From

“Although the history of baklava is not well documented. Its current form was probably developed in the imperial kitchens of the Topkapı Palace in Istanbul (now known in English as Istanbul). The Sultan presented trays of baklava to the Janissaries every 15th of the month of Ramadan in a ceremonial procession called the Baklava Alayı.

The three main proposals for the pre-Ottoman roots of baklava are the Ancient Roman placenta cake, the Central Asian Turkic tradition of layered desserts, and the Persian Lauzinaj. There are also claims attributing baklava to the Assyrians, according to which baklava was already prepared by them in the 8th century BC.” Source.

Let’s take a closer look at what you’ll need to make this easy baklava recipe.


Phyllo (Filo) Dough: You can find Phyllo (Filo) Dough in the supermarkets or on online stores like amazon.

Walnuts: You will use finely crushed walnuts

Water: Please do not use tap water

Lemon: You need 6-8 drops of lemon juice

Butter: You need to melt the butter and set it aside. It has to be cold.

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How to Store Baklava ?

You can keep baklava in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

Let`s make baklava!

easy baklava recipe

Easy Baklava Recipe | Turkish Desserts

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  1. Dear The Vegetarian Hannibal,

    OMG! It was soooo delicious. THANK YOU!!!

    I love it. My husband is from Turkey. I made it for him and he loved it as well.
    The recipe is perfect. I did not change anything.

    Just perfect: THANK YOU!

  2. The amount of sugar is perfect. Not very sweet like other baklava recipes I have tried. It was delicious.Thanks for sharing. I follow you on Insta as well:)

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