Get this delicious and easy-to-follow Honey Baklava recipe at Haute Farms.
Recipe Courtesy of: Cilla Kirt
1 (16 ounce) package phyllo dough
1 pound chopped walnuts nuts
1 cup butter
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup water
1 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup honey
Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter the bottoms and sides of a 9x13 inch pan. Chop nuts and toss with cinnamon. Set aside.
Unroll phyllo dough. Cut whole stack in half to fit pan. Cover phyllo with a dampened cloth to keep from drying out as you work. Place two sheets of dough in pan, butter thoroughly. Repeat until you have 8 sheets layered. Sprinkle 2 - 3 tablespoons of nut mixture on top. Top with two sheets of dough, butter, nuts, layering as you go. The top layer should be about 6 - 8 sheets deep. Using a sharp knife cut into diamond or square shapes all the way to the bottom of the pan. You may cut into 4 long rows the make diagonal cuts. Bake for about 50 minutes until baklava is golden and crisp.
Boil sugar and water until sugar is melted. Add vanilla and honey. Simmer for about 20 minutes. Remove baklava from oven and immediately spoon sauce over it. Let cool. Serve in cupcake papers.
Walnuts are in season in Central California from September to early November. In Northern California the season is shorter and runs from October to early November. This freezes well so this is a great dessert to make ahead of time. Also, leave it uncovered as it gets soggy if it is wrapped up.