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Baklava



BAKLAVA
Aladdin's Eatery Restaurant Copycat Recipe

Honey Syrup (see recipe below)
1 pound phyllo dough
1 pound chopped walnuts
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
4 tablespoons sugar
1 pound solid vegetable shortening

Prepare honey syrup and let cool. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Grease 18 by 12 inch heavy pan with high sides with shortening. Do not use a cookie sheet. Add half of dough. Combine nuts, cinnamon and sugar in bowl. Sprinkle over layer of dough. Top with remaining half of dough.

Make diagonal crisscross cuts through dough, an inch apart, creating diamond-shaped pieces. Pour melted shortening over all and bake in preheated oven 45 minutes. Cover with cold syrup. Let baklava cool before serving. Makes 40 pieces.

Honey Syrup
2 cups water
4 cups sugar
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon lemon juice

Bring water and sugar to boil in saucepan. Add honey and lemon juice.

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