Baklava is phyllo dough stacked with honey and nuts to make a sweet traditional North African dessert. Learn how to make an easy North African Baklava recipe while eating and exploring our way through Africa one country at a time.
North African Sweet Baklava Recipe
One 16-ounce package phyllo dough
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 cups chopped walnuts
1 cup melted butter
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup water
½ cup orange blossom honey
¼ teaspoon orange blossom water
Preheat oven to 350° F. Butter a 9x13 inch baking dish.
Mix cinnamon and walnuts in a medium bowl set aside.
Unroll phyllo cut into two equal halves. Cover phyllo with a slightly moist cloth while assembling to keep from drying out. Place 2 sheets of phyllo in the bottom of the prepared dish, brush generously with butter, and sprinkle cinnamon and walnut mixture on top.
Cut baklava into desired serving sizes bake 45-50 minutes.
Combine remaining ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, bring to a boil, and reduce heat to low.
When the baklava is removed from the oven immediately evenly pour syrup over the finished pastry. Allow cooling before serving.