Baklava (Bagh-lava) Recipe

Persian Baklava (Baaghlava)

2 cups flour
½ cup whole milk
2 egg yolks
½ cup rosewater
2 tablespoons oil
½ teaspoon baking powder
1 tablespoon cardamom
1 cups white sugar
1 cup confectioners sugar
2 cups ground almonds

Mix together the oil, egg yolks, baking powder and milk. Once everything is combined, slowly incorporate the flour. Place the dough in a bag and let it sit in a cool place for several hours. Mix together the ground almonds with the confectioners sugar and cardamom powder. Divide the dough into several pieces, making small balls of each piece. Lay a ball of dough on a floured surface and roll it out until it’s as thin as possible. Spread a small amount of almond paste on top of the dough and dot with the rosewater. Repeat with the remaining pieces of dough. Place in a 300 degree oven. In a small saucepan bring together the white sugar, ½ hot water and the remaining rosewater. Bring the mixture to a boil and then turn down the burner to low. Remove the dough from the oven after 35-40 minutes and let cool. Brush the top of the baked dough with the rosewater mixture every few minutes and serve.


Nutrition Facts and Calories Of 100gr Baklava
Calories 400 (1672 kJ)
Calories from fat 180
% Daily Value 1
Total Fat 20g 31%
Sat. Fat 3g 15%
Trans Fat 3g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 140mg 6%
Total Carbs. 52g 17%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 26g
Protein 4g
Calcium 40mg