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Saturday, June 23, 2012

White Chocolate Indulgence "Baklava"

White Chocolate Indulgence “Baklava”
This is one of the Greeks #1 authentic dessert! I’m lucky to have been thought how to make Baklava from the Greek ladies in my community! There are many variations depending on the region they are from. It’s a classic and a favorite to accompany a good cup of coffee! The addition of Philadelphia white chocolate indulgence to my Baklava has all the ladies in the community wanting my secret recipe! Ha! At last my Baklava has surpassed theirs! Baklava to a brand new level! You are going to fall in love with this one! A trip to Greece would tie in all of the stories and things I have heard from my friends in my community!
16 oz Phyllo dough (thawed)
½ pound melted butter
6 0z walnuts chopped fine
6 oz almonds chopped fine
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 (8oz) Kraft Philadelphia white chocolate indulgence
1 cup honey
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 cup of water
Preheat oven on 350 degrees. In a mixing bowl mix well crushed nuts and cinnamon and set aside. Unroll phyllo dough on a flat surface and cover with a damps towel to keep from drying.
Spray with cooking spray a 9 x 13 baking dish. First layer. Place two sheets of phyllo dough and brush with melted butter do this three more times to create a base of 8 phyllo dough sheets.
Second layer. Spread 3 ounces of the nuts top with two more sheets of phyllo dough and brush with melted butter.
Third layer. Spread 8 ounce of the Philadelphia white chocolate indulgence and top with 3 ounce of nuts. Repeat second and third layer one more time.
Last layer. Place two sheets of phyllo dough and brush with melted butter repeat two more times to create six layers of phillo dough for the top. With a sharp knife cut your baklava triangles. Brush the top with remaining melted butter. Bake for 45 minutes.
While baklava is baking in a small sauce pan add honey, water and lemon whisk and bring to a low boil for 20minutes. Take Baklava out of the oven and pour hot syrup all over the top immediately. Cool 20 minutes before serving.

1 comment:

  1. Wow Josee! This looks fabulous! Hope you will win the trip to Greece!