In honor of the Olympic Winter Games starting last weekend, I decided to go out of my baking comfort zone and make one of my favorite desserts of all time! Who doesn't like Baklava? The flaky layers of phylo dough and the yummy nutty, syrupy sweetness of this Greek treat are sensational. I have always been terrified to make this because I thought it would be really hard. Boy, was I mistaken. . . it was so very simple! Simple is good. I like simple. Quick, it is not! The recipe I found said it took 30 minutes to prepare. It took me more like an hour and a half. Buttering layer after layer of phylo dough takes lots of time!But, they came out so delicious, it was well worth it! Now, I will definitely make these again, but probably not for a very long time. I am thinking a really, really (and I mean, REALLY) good occasion (like the next Olympics?)
I got really good feedback from those that partook in this delicious treat. My husband's was the best. . . he said it was better than store bought. That made my day! I also talked to my sister, who mentioned that her boyfriend (who is Greek) doesn't like the store bought kind because it is too dry. Mine was VERY moist. . . so I am guessing it was more like authentic baklava.