What is the easiest recipe to make Baklawa ?
Turkish cuisine is characterized by diversity , the richness of its recipes and dishes , but it is not appreciated enough among the countries of the European world .
Through the ages , Europe has experienced a series of changes , migrations of Turks and cultures between neighboring countries ( like Balkans , Iran , the Middle East and Greece ) , which inevitably affected the formation of cooking Turkish .
We can not talk about Turkey without talking about its cakes in many countries , which are known to be accompanied bye the or Turkish coffee as a snack , and among the most Turkish famous cakes , we find Baklawa , which is the main subject of today’s article .
The origin of this delicious baklawa cake is due to the ancient Ottoman and Persian empires , and this dessert is found in Arab and Asian cuisines , Middle Eastern cuisines , Shami , Maghreb, Turk , Sud-Asian, Qaqazi and the Balkan empires , which is a traditional dessert consisting of filo paste and as a filling , nuts, almonds or pistachios and drizzled with honey can allbe used .
Some are likely to name this magnificent dessert in the name of the wife of the Sultan of the Empire Ottoman , because she was the one who created it .
One day , her husband asked her to bring him a delicious dessert that he had never tasted until now then , she mixed the ingredients and put them in some kind of dough and after the end of cooking , she watered it using melted honey , and after tasting it the sultan admired his unique taste and decided to name the dessert on his wife\’s name as a kind of thank you for gratitude , appreciation and respect .
There are many types of baklawa where we find : Baklawa with pistachios , Sarbian baklawa , which is made from phyllo paste , nuts and honey . Turkich Baklawa , it has a rectangular gratin shape and made from phyllo paste , almonds or crushed dried fruits and syrup based on sugar / honey and lemon . Thelatter is considered the most famous .
Baklawa is an oriental pastry with almonds and syrup as already mentioned above . This cake contains a lot of carbohydrates , a lot of protein and a lot of fat per 100 grams . The macronutrients it contains can help provide energy to cells , build and maintain muscle and bone tissue , as well as compose and maintain them . It contains a very powerful nutritional value .
First of all , the ingredients :
- 250 g of nuts .
- 10 sheets of filo .
- 150 g of almonds.
- 100 g of sugar
- 125 g of untreated pistachios .
- 200 grams of honey.
- 150 g of butter .
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon .
- 4 teaspoons of orange blossom water .
1- In the food processor , mix the nuts and almonds until you get a mixture of small pieces .
2- In a bowl , add to the nuts soft sugar and half the amount of orange blossom water , that is , 2 tablespoons and only 100 grams of melted butter .
3- Melt the remaining butter .
4- Preheat the oven to 200 °C .
5- In the dish that will be inserted into the oven , lay out half the amount of filo sheets to take the form of the dish with butter spread with a brush .
6- Then pour the mixture that has already been prepared. After that ,put on top the rest of the leaves of the greased filo with melted butter then sprinkle cinnamon .
7- Place in the oven for 20 minutes until the surface becomes brownish .
8- With a sharp knife , cut your baklawa into pieces of a small shape . All morals must be the same size .
9- Heat some honey and add 2 tablespoons of orange blossom water.
10-Finally , water the baklawa with honey while it is hot and let it cool .
And here your cake is ready .
How to prepare filo dough?
If you want to prepare the filo dough instead of buying it at the store , here is the recipe to follow and it will not take much time .
Yufka , Malsuka , Diol and Feuillet , are all names that means filo paste , a thin and fine paste , used in the preparation of baklawa .
Here are the ingredients you will need a:
- 350 g of flour .
- 50 grams of maize or corn starch .
- 110 g of butter .
- A little bit of salt .
- Almost a half – cup of water .
- An average half cup of orange blossom water .
How to prepare it :
1-In a bowl , put the flour , corn starch , butter , salt , water and flower blossom water and mix and let stand for 20 minutes .
2- Cut the dough into small equal pieces .
3- Lay each piece individually using a little bit of flour .
4- Place layers of dough with starch between each dough and the stuffing .
5- Cover it well until it is used .
And that\’s it , your dough is ready , you can use it now.
Baklawa is very popular here in Morocco . It is a delicious sweet cake .
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