Mediterranean Baklava Recipe Video

Baklava is a very sweet and buttery dessert consisting of layers of phyllo dough, butter, and nuts.


Preparation Time30 MinCooking Time30 Min
Ready In1 Hr 0 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
Health IndexJust EnjoyServings20
MethodMain Ingredient

Recipe Story

Passed down.


 Phyllo dough1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Walnuts2 Cup (32 tbs), freshly ground
 Unsalted butter sticks2
 Sugar2 Cup (32 tbs)
 Water1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Lemon juice1 Teaspoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 260 Calories from Fat 142

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 16 g25.2%

Saturated Fat 6.6 g33%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 24.3 mg

Sodium 59.4 mg2.5%

Total Carbohydrates 28 g9.2%

Dietary Fiber 0.9 g3.6%

Sugars 20.3 g

Protein 2 g4.9%

Vitamin A 5.7% Vitamin C 0.41%

Calcium 1.4% Iron 3.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1 Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit
2 Defrost the butter.
3 Brush the bottom of a baking pan with butter.

4 In a pan, combine sugar and water and bring it to a boil
5 Add lemon juice to the boiling solution, stirring continuously
6 Meanwhile, on the prepared baking pan, place a sheet of phyllo dough.
7 Brush the layer of dough with butter.
8 Repeat layering the phyllo dough sheets and butter until you have finished one of the twin packs of phyllo.
9 Add this stage; start adding a layer of nuts in addition to phyllo sheets and butter.
10 Repeat the layers of phyllo sheets, butter and nut until you have finished the second pack of phyllo.
11 Place the baking dish in the middle rack of the oven.
12 Bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown.

13 Remove the baking dish from the oven and pour the prepared sugar syrup on top.
14 Cut into even sized pieces and serve.

Editors Review

This video recipe of Mediterranean Baklava is very close to the original stuff. Take a look at this video and try it out yourself. It is a very simple version and you can easily make it at home.


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sexynred says :

I really enjoyed your presentation!! Good job :)
Posted on: 28 January 2009 - 1:37pm
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shantihhh says :

Love Baklava-wonderful dessert. My son-in-law's mom, Milka makes the phylo dough by hand. She rolls it out paper thin on the dining room table. She was a chef in the former Yugoslavia and that is how they do it. Thank goodness for prepared phylo dough! It is a versatile dough!
Posted on: 2 August 2007 - 11:10pm