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       Title: Eugenie’s Baklava
  Categories: Cookies
       Yield: 1 servings
  
       1 lb Phyllo dough
       1 c  Clarified butter; melted
   1 1/2 c  Finely chopped walnuts
       2 tb Sugar
       1 ts Cinnamon
     1/2 ts Nutmeg
     1/3 ts Ground cloves
            Lemon honey syrup
            Combine:
   1 1/2 c  Sugar
     3/4 c  Water
     1/2 ts Lemon juice
       1 tb Honey
  
   Here in Lawrence, MA we have many Greek and Lebanese folk, and many an
   opportunity to try Baklava (Greek), Paklava (Turk, Armenian), and Baklawi
   (Lebanese, Syrian).  Some years ago our local paper printed this recipe in
   a holiday recipe guide. The product is as good as the best I've had.
    I've made it many times, and  it’s as easy a rendition of this most
   delicious dish that  you are likely to find. Here is, as printed in the
   paper...
   
   Butter bottom of 16x10x2 pan generously.  Lay half of Phyllo dough in pan,
   brushing each sheet with butter.  Mix nuts and spices with sugar and
   sprinkle evenly over dough. Lay on rest of Phyllo dough, buttering each
   layer.  Brush top layer with butter. All butter should be used. If not,
   drizzle rest of butter over top too.  Cut into diamond shaped pieces
   without cutting through bottkom.  Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven on a
   shelf a little above center until lightly golden. finish cutting and allow
   to cool. Pour warm honey-lemon syrup over baked Baklava. Serve warm or
   cold. Syrup: Combine and bring to a boil and simmer one minute.
       This is a great recipe.  Don't think that you have to boil the syrup
   more than one minute.  It will be thin. Another secret that a Lebanese
   friend told me is to either put hot syrup over cold pastry or cold syrup
   over hot pastry. You might try other nuts, but I think Walnuts are the
   best.  Pistachios were probably the original nut, but everyone around here
   uses Walnuts.  I haven't tried it, but I'll bet Macadamias would be, as
   they say, MOST excellent. Brian Goulet MRTN36A
  
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