Almond and Berry Baklava Recipe

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Baklava; Traditional, Pistachio

Baklava; Traditional, Pistachio

Do you really want to be the center of attraction in your next kitty party. Here are some very easy ways to catch all the limelight in your next get-together.Impress your friends and your dear ones with some mouth smacking finger licking Almond berry baklava. You must be wondering the making a baklava is not a child’s play.

You are right , making a perfect baklava needs years of experience. By making your most loved baklava over and over again will make you master the skill. However you can add some flavors such as almond and berry and come up with a brand new idea of a baklava.

Baklava; Marble (Ballourieh)

Baklava; Marble (Ballourieh)

For an almond and berry baklava you need to follow exactly the same baklava recipe along with some chopped almonds and a dash of berry syrup. If you follow the recipe precisely you will be amazed to see your baklava to be as good as the baklava which is available in the baklava factory.

You would need a Phyllo dough which you must cover with a damp kitchen towel and let it rest. Roll out a sheet of the dough and place it on a baking tray. Brush the dough with butter and place another sheet on top of it. Continue this 8 times. Now mix the roasted almonds and berry syrup together and sprinkle on top of the sheets and repeat the sheet process again. Now you can cut the baklava into desirable shape and let it bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes. After 45 minutes remove from oven and let it cool. You would be amazed to see your perfect Mediterranean baklava dessert in front of your eyes.

 

Baklava Hamantaschen Dish

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52534294One of the best places that serve you with the famous Mediterranean baklava is the Baklava Factory. A baklava is a very unique and exquisitely flavored dessert that has a light flaky crust and the insides are filed sumptuously with nuts, fruits, dates and chocolates, which is baked and finally sweetened with a sugar syrup or honey. Baklava is a dessert that is supposed to have originated from the Middle Eastern countries of Asia and has parallel influence from Greek cuisines as well.

It is supposed to have designed during the infamous Ottoman Empire. Ever since then, the baklava has been kept on the shelves because of the difficulty and expense of making it as well as for the purpose of maintaining the exquisite taste of it. Ever since that time, baklava has been reserved as a special treat rather than a mere dessert for special occasions and auspicious events only.

Burma; Pistachio Baklava

Gourmet baklava pastries are generally made up of two layers of Phyllo dough or made of paper thin sheets of Phyllo Dough layered alternatively with the layers of fillings of nuts, fruits, dates and chocolates. After this dough is prepared, it is put in a preheated oven and baked for the required time.

 

When the baking is done, the tray is taken out and the baked baklava is sweetened using sugar syrup or honey. Now it is ready to be served. Alternatively, there are also recipes in which the baked baklava kosher dessert is taken out and placed in a solution of sugar and warm milk.

Origin of Baklava – An Overview

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There are many contradictory reports as far as the origins of Baklava are concerned. While some say it originated in the Ottoman Empire in the early 1330’s there are others who believe that it existed way before that in the B.C. era and was an exclusive desert served only to the rich classes of the society. While there is documented evidence of the origin Baklava in the Middle Easter regions and the Ottoman Empire, the same cannot be said about the other, ancient story. However, the latter part that this pastry was only served to the rich does have some element of truth in it.

The first recorded evidence of the pastry being prepared was in the Central Turkish region. Also, there were many different versions of the pastry that were being prepared by people from different regions and countries in the Middle East.

Also, the origin of Baklava recipe was first recorded in a Chinese cookbook under the Mongol Dynasty in the late 1330’s. Also, this is the first recorded use of the phyllo dough which has become an intricate ingredient of the stuff that comes from many a Baklava Factory today. This Phyllo dough, where Phyllo means leaf was not a part of the original recipe. In earlier times, the dough used for making this pastry was known to be rough and as a result, it had a texture similar to that of bread. T as he Greek sailors who brought this recipe from the Mediterranean shores and modified it to include Phyllo dough instead of the one used before.

Baklava is usually reserved for special occasions such as Ramadan and served either with pomegranate or walnuts.

The Baklava French Toast Recipe!!!!

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The Baklava French Toast is simple to cook and really yummy to eat. The basic thing in preparing the Baklava French Toast is taking the mixture of the nuts that is present in Baklava and then sandwiching it amid the two slices of egg bread. I mostly make use of tsoureki, but one can also use challah or brioche in its replacement. The toast is laid in the egg or milk and then fried on the grilled dish. After that, the toast is crowned with a honey syrup mixture.

The Baklava French Toast is really very sweet and a yummy dish. So you will surely enjoy your meal.

Baklava French ToastThe French Toast Baklava Recipe

Ingredients Required:

•    one cup crushed walnut halves
•    1/3 cup of honey
•    1/2 cup of water
•    orange peel slice
•    butter
•    3/4 tsp. cinnamon
•    One cinnamon stick
•    1/3 cup of sugar
•    8 slices of challah, tsoureki, brioche or any other bread you prefer
•    1/8 tsp. cloves
•    3 eggs
•    2/3 cup of milk
•    3/4 tsp. of vanilla extract

Method of Making:

•    Take a food processor and put walnuts, cinnamon, and cloves in it and then grind it.
•    Take a small pan get the honey, water, sugar, orange peel slice and cinnamon stick to a boil. Boil till it gets thick and syrupy.
•    Take a slice of bread and lay around ¼ of the mixture of nuts on it, and then top it with another slice of bread. Similarly proceed with other breads and mixture of nuts.
•    Use the extra nut mixture as decorating and garnishing for serving.
•    Fluff up the eggs, vanilla extract and milk in a baking dish or a bowl. Take 4 sandwiches and put it in the above mixture and then cautiously flick to soak on the other side.
•    Take a pan and heat it, then grill it with butter and now add the French toast. Now remove the sandwiches from the custard and fry it till it gets a golden yellow color and the other side is browned and crispy.

Your Baklava French toast is ready for a delicious yummy dessert. Serve it with honey syrup and the crushed walnuts.

Learn To Make Armenian Baklava Los Angeles Dessert With Honey!!

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When you want to impress your guests during a special event,  try a different variant of Kosher desserts. Instead of the traditional recipe for desserts, you can try this Armenian recipe for a change. The whole dessert Los Angeles can be made within one hour.

The ingredients are:

•    One and a half cup salted butter, melted,
•    One pound Philo dough, thawed
•    For the syrup: three fourth cup of water,
1 and a half cup granulated sugar,
6 whole cloves,
2 tbs. lemon juice,
2 tbs lime juice.
•    For the filling: Walnuts finely chopped weighing 16 ounces,
three fourth cup granulated sugar,
one tbs. cinnamon
one third of tbs. of Nutmeg or ground cloves.

Now the Preparation method of Armenian kosher dessert:

•    Take a medium sauce pan. Pour the water, sugar and cinnamon in it and heat the oven. Keep it high. When it is getting heated, pour lemon and lime juices. You must stir it continuously until the mixture on the oven reach a boil. Now you can take the cloves from the syrup and also the syrup itself from the oven and set it aside.  Likewise, prepare the filling with walnuts, sugar, cinnamon and cloves and set it separately aside .
•    Now take a baking sheet of 13” x 18” size  and brush it with melted butter. Put 2 sheets of Philo into the pan for which you must have applied butter. Now apply butter to the top layer of the dough. Repeat 2 sheets and again butter the top portion. Repeat this process until half of the philo is used.
•    Now you have to spread the filling evenly on the top of the layer. Repeat two layers of this philo and butter process until you use all the remaining philo. Remember not to butter the top layer of the Armenian baklava desserts.
•    Now you can cut it using a sharp knife including the side of the philo box. Create baklava diamonds by cutting it first diagonally and then horizontally. On top of the diamonds drizzle the melted butter and spread it even with the back of the spoon.

This is a popular Baklava dessert in Los Angeles.

Honey and Pistachios Dessert Baklava Recipe

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Learn and make the delicious Honey and Pistachios Baklava Recipe!!!

Materials Required:
•    Filo pastry of 400 g, sheets, in alternative yufka (Turkish bread) pastry
•    200 gm of walnuts
•    200g of pistachios nuts
•    60 ml of honey
•    15 ml of rosewater
•    60 ml of fresh lime juice
•    100 g of melted butter slices
•    100g almonds
•    2 eggs white
•    2.5 g, cinnamon
•    250g of sugar

Preparation:

•    Cautiously split the pastry sheets cutting them in correspondence to fit the baking container and then wrap it up with a moist cloth.
•    Grind the almonds and walnuts in a fine texture. Also grind the pistachios nuts but keep them a bit crude as compared to the other nuts.
•    Fluff up the egg whites until they get stiff and mix them in the honey, nuts, cinnamon and rose water.
•    Rub the baking container with butter, and fill pastry and mixture of nuts alternately along with putting butter on each pastry sheet.

•    When finished with a pastry sheet bake in a preheated oven (200°C/400°F with fan) for about 30 minutes.
•    In the meantime put the sugar into a pan with 250 ml water, boil for 1 minute.
•    Remove from the heat, keep it for cooling to some extent and then mix it in the lemon juice.  Take out the baked Baklava from the oven and progressively immerse with the syrup, though still hot. Let it get cool.
•    Decorate by putting some ground pistachios above. Cut into different shapes like squares or rectangles to serve to your loved ones.

Want to know more about the Dessert Recipes? If you have a question, contact at The Baklava Factory. To see more recipes like this one, check out our Blog.

What Was the Origin of Baklava?

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imageThe origin of Baklava is believed to be from the Middle East and it is also believed that during around the 8th century B.C, the Assyrians were considered to be the first to make the bread dough with a few layers and chopped nuts placed in between with honey in it. This was known to be the earliest version and origin of Baklava. Baklava was usually baked only during some special occasions. However until the mid of the 19th century, Baklava was considered to be the food for rich people. Even today, we can find many poor or middle class people saying that Baklava is for rich and we are not rich enough to afford Baklava. Though, the fact is, today, anyone regardless of their financial status easily afford to buy or prepare Baklava at their home and enjoy eating their favourite recipes.

Baklava got its perfect texture and taste during the 18th century with some changes in the shapes and presentations. There was also a difference made in the baking tray. However, since the origin of Baklava, the traditionally baked and prepared recipes still have a great demand among people. Baklava factory bakes different recipes of Baklava with different flavours.

Baklava has come across many cultures that contributed to bring some changes in the spices and serving of Baklava especially with Turks and Arabs. Though, these recipes reflected the touch of Middle Eastern country. Currently Baklava recipes are served with French flavour. There are also many other flavours prepared at Baklava factory such as Spanish, Italian and more.

Yummy Savory Beet Baklava Recipe!!!!!!!!

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To serve for 4-6 people

Ingredients Required for Beet Baklava Recipe
•    1 tablespoon crude ground black pepper
•    5 pounds of organic beets
•    1/4 cup red wine vinegar
•    1 1/2 cups chopped macadamia nuts
•    1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
•    1/2 medium red onion, sliced thin
•    1/4 cup avocado honey
•    1/2 cup brown sugar
•    1/4 cup avocado oil
•    2 tablespoons sea salt
•    1/2 pound butter, melted
•    2 cups balsamic vinegar
•    1 pack of deiced phyllo sheets
•    11 ounces of package of goat cheese
•    8 leaves fresh mint, chopped

Method of Making:

1.    First of all, to a degree of 350 degrees, pre heat your oven.

2.    Properly rinse the beets and after that put it in a baking pan filled half with water. Slightly spit ½ cup vegetable oil over beets, properly coating them. Wrap them up with a foil and cook in the oven for about 1½ to 2 hours till when a knife put in the core of a beet set out easily.

3.    Leave them for cooling.  And then peel it after that. Slice beets into average cube, fling with thin sliced red onion, red wine vinegar, avocado honey and oil, salt and pepper.

4.    Sprinkle 1 tablespoon vegetable oil on macadamia nuts kept on a baking sheet. Crisp macadamia nuts in oven for about 6-7 minutes till it changes it color to light brown. Now take balsamic vinegar in a saucepan with brown sugar. Allow it lessen bit by bit on medium low till it becomes thick and sugary syrupy, for around 20 minutes.

5.    Take a baking pan and rub its bottom with butter using a pastry brush.

6.    Take half sheet of phyllo and place it on the bottom of the pan and slowly spread butter on it. Do the same for 8 half sheets. Take the beet mixture and lay half of it on top of the phyllo, with an even distribution.

7.    Add 4 ounces of goat cheese and macadamia nuts on top of beet mixture. Also put a portion of leftover salt and pepper on top.

8.    Take 6 half phyllo sheets and put it on the top of mixture along with putting little melted butter on the sheets.

9.    Place rest of the mixture on top of the phyllo. Again add 4 ounces of goat cheese and macadamia nuts on top

10.    Spray leftover of the salt and pepper on top. Add 8 more layers of phyllo dough on top as done earlier.

11.    Cut Baklava into 4 squares or 6 rectangles with the aid of a sharp knife. In the oven bake it for 30-45 minutes till the color of the top portion becomes slightly brown and phyllo’s centre sheets get flaky types. Your Savory Beet Baklava dish is ready to eat now!!

How to Serve:

Put each piece of Baklava on a plate, sprinkling with a small amount of balsamic syrup. Garnish with goat cheese, macadamia nuts, mint and serve it.

Read Baklava Kosher Desserts Recipe and start making it easily at your home and serve it to your loved ones.

How to make Walnut Baklava Pastry – A Unique Recipe????

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Everyone has a sweet tooth. People crave to eat something sweet each time. It is known to be one of the cuisines of the former Ottoman Empire and from locations such as Central and Southwest Asia. This dish is sweet and crunchy in taste. Demanded across varied places, Baklava is a ordered very frequently. Want to know more? Get going with this piece of information.

Baklava is a well known desert and a favorite of many. It is a classic Greek pastry and is very crunchy and decadent. This pastry is made with flaky phyllo dough and is layered with filling of cinnamon-spiced nut. You can add walnut in large amounts to make the pastries. Then, it is bathed in sweet syrup. As far as, its taste is concerned it is crunchy and decadent. It is easy to make and you can add lemon for a tangy taste. You need to prepare the phyllo and thaw in refrigerator overnight. The preparation time is 45 minutes and you can serve upto eight people.

Want to know more about Baklava Recipe? Get going with the Baklava Factory based in Glendale, California. You can visit the website and take a look at the wide range of pastries offered.