Afghan Baklava Recipe

The Baklava is a popular pastry across the Middle East and here is the Afghan version:


-1 lb. phyllo dough

-1 lb. unsalted butter, melted

-1 lb. ground walnuts

-1/2 cup sugar

-1 tsp. ground cinnamon

-1/4 tsp. ground cardamom

-1/4 cup honey

-1/4 cup water

-1/4 cup sugar

-1 tsp. lemon juice

  1. Set the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Then ground walnuts, sugar, cinnamon, and cardamom should all be combined in a mixing dish. Mix thoroughly.
  3. In a saucepan over low heat, melt the butter.
  4. Pour some of the melted butter into a 9×13-inch baking dish and brush it with it.
    In the dish, arrange 8 sheets of phyllo dough, smearing each one with butter before putting another sheet on top.
  5. Over the phyllo layers, distribute half of the nut mixture.
  6. 8 more phyllo dough sheets should be layered on top, each one being brushed with butter before being added.
  7. Over the top, distribute the remaining nut mixture. The remaining phyllo sheets are layered on top, one sheet being added at a time, each one being butter-brushed.
  8. Create diamond-shaped baklava by cutting it.
  9. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes, or until golden brown, in a preheated oven.
  10. Combine the honey, water, sugar, and lemon juice in a small pot. Melt the sugar by heating it over medium heat.
  11. After taking the baklava out of the oven, immediately cover it with the honey mixture.
  12. Before serving, let the baklava cool for at least an hour.
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