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Baklava is sweet oriental dessert coming from Turkey, but it is also popular in cuisine of western Balkan countries. Usually baklava is served during the celebration of Islamic religious holiday Bayram.


½ phyllo dough

250 g butter

300 g chopped walnuts

300 g chopped hazelnuts or almonds

600 g sugar

3 dl water

vanilla sugar


  1. Place two sheets of phyllo into a lubricated baking pan. Brush them with butter. Sprinkle 2 to 3 tablespoons of the walnuts, hazelnuts, and almond mixture on the top. Repeat these steps until all ingredients are used.
  2. Cut the baklava into long rows and diagonally to make rhomboid shapes, then put it in an oven preheated to 200 degrees Celsius and bake for 40-50 minutes.
  3. Mix sugar, water and vanilla sugar to make syrup. Cook it until it gets thick.
  4. Let baklava cool completely and then pour the warm syrup over it.

Let it rest over night. You may serve it with black tea or Turkish coffee.

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