Baklava {Flower and Garden Festival Recipe}

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Baklava has been a staple at both the Flower and Garden and the Food and Wine Festivals for many years at Epcot. This tasty sweet dessert is always a crowd pleaser!

Epcot Festivals

Epcot is known for 2 yearly festivals, Flower and Garden and also the Food and Wine Festival. This year I went for the first time to the Flower and Garden Festival out of the 2 Epcot Festivals.

 

Baklava

I am no stranger to Epcot’s baklava. I had a some of the baklava about 15 years ago at the Food and Wine Festival. When I spotted at the Flower and Garden festival I had to try the baklava!

 

Baklava is one of my favorite desserts. I love that honey covered dessert. Those spiced nuts tucked into layers of buttery phyllo, it is heaven to me.

 

I have also made baklava at home. It can be a pain in the butt to create. Anytime you work with the tissue paper thin phyllo, it can be a pain. So making baklava does take a very long time to assemble.

 

You have to take your time. You have to butter and take the phyllo and nuts and keep building up layers as you make a walnut baklava. I know what to expect when comes to a baklava recipe.

 

Close up of baklava on white foam plate with honey dripping

 

Baklava At Epcot

Baklava
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I was quite disappointed with the baklava. The phyllo was way to thick for this honey dessert to be enjoyed. In fact, we ended up throwing it away. The phyllo layers needed to be less. It was like 20 sheets phyllo to a layer of nuts. I would be very hesitant to get the baklava again.
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3.0Overall Score

 

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Yield: 12 Servings

Baklava

Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 2 hours
Baklava has been a staple at both the Flower and Garden and the Food and Wine Festivals for many years at Epcot. This tasty honey dessert is always a crowd pleaser!

Ingredients

Baklava

  • 1/2 lb. Phyllo Pastry Sheets
  • 3/4 cups melted Butter
  • 1/2 lb. Walnuts or Almonds, chopped fine
  • 1/4 cup Bread Crumbs
  • 1/3 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. Cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. Cloves

Syrup

  • 2 cups Sugar
  • 1 cup Water
  • Juice of 1 Lemon, to taste

Instructions

Baklava

  1. Place one pastry sheet in well-buttered 9x13 inch baking pan and brush with melted butter.
  2. Place second pastry sheet on top of the first and butter again.
  3. Repeat until you have 6 layers of buttered pastry sheets.
  4. Mix walnuts or almonds, bread crumbs, sugar, cinnamon, and cloves.
  5. Thickly sprinkle top pastry sheet with mixture and place the buttered pastry sheets over this.
  6. Repeat in same manner until all ingredients have been used, ending with 6 pastry sheets.
  7. Brush top with remaining butter and trim edges with a sharp knife.
  8. Cut diagonal lines the length of the pan to make diamond shape pieces. Sprinkle with water.
  9. Bake in moderate oven for about 1 hour or until golden brown.

Syrup

  1. Boil sugar, water, and lemon juice for 10 minutes.
  2. Pour hot syrup over cooked baklava.
  3. Allow to stand for several hours before serving.

Notes

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 526 Total Fat: 33g Saturated Fat: 11g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 20g Cholesterol: 42mg Sodium: 237mg Carbohydrates: 55g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 43g Protein: 7g

 

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