Baklava is one of my husbands favourite desserts. I used to think that it was something extremely difficult to make, but in reality it’s not. It is however a little time consuming.
You will need:
1 cup of sugar
1 cup of water
1 squeeze of lemon juice
Heat stirring until sugar has dissolved then simmer for a few minutes and allow to cool.
1packet of filo pastry
coconut, nuts (chopped up) and / or raisins
Butter the dish then layer the filo pastry spreading butter on each layer. At 1/3 and 2/3rds the way sprinkle some of your nut mixture.
Bake on 180 C until golden brown (around 30 minutes).
Pour the syrup over the baklava while it is still hot.