Salted honey baklava

Honey baklava

  • makes 20 squares
  • Easy

How do you make baklava even better? Drench it in salted honey sauce, of course! This sweet 'n' sticky treat comes packed with four types of nut, cardamom and cinnamon

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Try our sweet baklava recipe and check out our savoury spiced baklava here.

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Ingredients

FILLING

  • walnuts 50g, finely chopped
  • almonds 50g, finely chopped
  • pistachios 150g, finely chopped
  • ground almonds 50g
  • ground cinnamon 1 tsp
  • ground cardamom 1 tsp
  • unsalted butter 100g melted, plus extra for the tin
  • filo sheets 2 x 270g packs, trimmed to fit the tin

SYRUP

  • unsalted butter 70g
  • soft light brown sugar 100g
  • runny honey 200ml
  • lemon 1, zested and 1/2 juiced
  • sea salt flakes 1 tsp, plus extra to serve
  • orange 1, zested and juiced

Method

  • Step 1

    Heat the oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. To make the syrup, melt the butter and sugar in a pan and simmer until the sugar has dissolved. Add the honey and simmer for a few more minutes. Pour in 250ml of water, the lemon juice and zest, salt and the orange juice and zest. Simmer for 15-20 minutes or until the syrup has thickened slightly.

  • Step 2

    Add all the chopped nuts, ground almonds, cinnamon, cardamom and 50g of the melted butter to a bowl and mix.

  • Step 3

    To assemble the baklava, brush a 20cm x 30cm deep baking dish with melted butter. Brush 4 of the filo sheets with melted butter then layer up in the bottom of the dish. Add 1/3 of the filling mix, top with another 4 sheets of buttered filo and add another 1/3 of the mix. Top with another 4 buttered sheets, then the remaining mixture and finish with a final layer of 4 buttered sheets.

  • Step 4

    Using a sharp knife, gently cut a classic criss-cross baklava pattern into the pastry all the way through to the bottom layer. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until the baklava is deep golden and crisp. Remove the baklava from the oven and drizzle over the salted honey syrup, then put back in the oven for a further 5 minutes to crisp up. Top with extra sea salt and leave to cool before serving.

Try our savoury spiced baklava, next!

Savoury Baklava Recipe for Vegetarians

 

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 285
  • Fat 15.7g
  • Saturates 5.3g
  • Carbs 29.3g
  • Sugars 13.8g
  • Fibre 2g
  • Protein 5.6g
  • Salt 0.7g
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