TARTAN BAKLAVA

TARTAN BAKLAVA

walnut cake photo

Photo by mazaletel

Premade puff pastry

  • ½ cup butter
  • 2 medium egg, separated
  • 1-¼ cups finely chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup sugar
  • Juice of ¼ lemon
  • 1 cup water

Method:

Preheat oven to 350F.

Smear a sided tray or baking dish with butter and put on one layer of puff pastry.

Whisk two egg whites with sugar and brush the top of the pastry.

Mix the walnuts with the sugar Put it all on the pastry then put another layer of puff pastry on top.

Brush the top of the pastry with the egg yolks.

Mark the pastry in a diamond shape with a knife, without cutting all the way through.

Put in the oven and bake for approximately 50-60 minutes, or until the party is golden and the nuts are cooked through.

On a stove:

As soon as the pastry goes into the oven, put one cup water into a pan with about one and a half cups of sugar. Cook on low heat until it forms a syrup—about 10-15 minutes.

Melt the butter either in a pan or on low in the microwave. Now, open the oven and where you’ve made cuts, cut into the pastry but not too deep, and pour the melted butter into the cuts. Close the door and finish cooking.

When the pastry is done and has crispy, golden brown top, take it out. Again, cut into it along the same lines.

Add the lemon juice to the syrup then pour it into the pastry cuts.

Leave the pastry sit for a couple of hours before serving.