Recipe by: Daphne Schieveen

Source: TBD

Serves: 10

Ingredients (Dough)

  • 120 g walnuts
  • 80 g pistachio
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 125 g salted butter, melted
  • 12 slices of filo
  • 2 Tbsp icing sugar
  • 3 Tbsp crushed pistachio’s

Ingredients (Syrup)

  • 300 ml (1¼ cup) water
  • 250 gram sugar plain
  • 2 Tbsp orange blossom
  • 1 Tbsp rosewater


  • Preheat the oven till 180 C (350 F). Cover a baking tray with sides with baking sheets
  • Mix in a kitchen machine walnuts, pistachio and cinnamon till a fine mixture.
  • Cut the slices filo in half and put a wet kitchen towel on it.
  • Butter the baking tray and put a slice filo on it
  • Grease with a brush butter on it and add another sheet of filo. Continue this till you have 12 sheets.
  • Add butter and put the nut mixture on it.
  • Put a slice filo on it, add again butter and continue this till the filo is finished.
  • Grease the top with butter. Make a grating pattern on top.
  • Bake the baklava in 30 minutes in the oven. Lower the oven till 150 C (300 F) and bake for another 20 minutes or till he is gold brown.
  • Make the syrup: preheat in a pan on middle low fire water and sugar. Let it boil and turn the heat down and let the syrup boil for another 10 minutes.
  • Add the orange blossom and rosewater. Put aside.
  • Take the baklava out of the oven, grease the left over from the butter on top of it.
  • Sprinkle the syrup on it and let it cool down and soak the syrup.
  • Sprinkle powder sugar on top of it and decorate with the crushed pistachio’s.

Download PDF here. There are more photos in this PDF. Greek Baklava