2/3 cup sesame oil for brushing on phyllo
2/3 cup sesame oil to pour over the baklava
1 3/4 cup sesame seeds
1 cup walnuts, finely chopped
1 teas. cinnamon
2 cups sugar
2 cups water
1 cup honey
1 cinnamon stick
|If your face does this while you are trying to catch |
a sniff of sesame, they probably aren't done yet.
Mix the ingredients for the filling., using the ground and whole sesame seeds.. In a 9x12 baking pan, place 3 phyllo sheets, brushing two of them with sesame oil;put 1/6 of the filling over the third sheet of phyllo; continue placing 2 sheets of phyllo five times, putting the filling between every 3 sheets. Finish with 3 sheets of phyllo on the top and trim the overhanging sheets to the size of the pan. Preheat the oven to 50F./180C and mark the baklava with a sharp knife into diamonds Heat the 2/3 cup of sesame oil and pour over the baklava. Bake the baklava for 1 hour. Boil the syrup for 5 minutes. Pour the hot syrup over the cooled baklava or the cooled syrup over the hot baklava. Let the syrup settle into the baklava for at least two hours before serving, if you have the patience!