Mommy's Time Out Magazine December 2018 - Page 14

SWEET TREATS

from the Kitchen of Laura Isola

Homemade Baklava

This is a favorite of mine to bring to a cookie exchange. I can usually get 4 dozen small triangular pieces out of one recipe. It’s also something unique.

Ingredients:

2 cups ground walnuts

1 cup sugar

1 tsp cinnamon

1 package frozen phyllo dough (thawed)

3 sticks butter (melted)

4-8 oz honey

Directions:

1. Finely grind walnuts. Combine walnuts with sugar and cinnamon and set aside.

2. Butter a 13x9 pan using a pastry brush. Layer 3 layers of phyllo dough, brushing each with butter then sprinkle sugar/walnut mixture. Continue with the 3 layers of phyllo dough then sugar mixture every 3 layers until all of the dough is used. Once finished cut in squares or small triangles.

3. Bake at 275 degrees for about 1 1/2 hours or until golden brown.

4. When the baklava is done and still warm drizzle 4-8 oz of honey over the top.