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  • Makes 16 Items
  • 25 mins prep
  • 30 mins cook



Baklava, nut recipe, brought to you by Woman's Day


  • 3 cups finely chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup finely chopped almonds
  • 1 tbsp caster sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp mixed spice
  • 16 sheets filo pastry
  • 185 g butter, melted
  • whole cloves, to decorate


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/3 cups water
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp rosewater
  • 3 cloves



  1. Preheat oven to moderate 180°C. Lightly grease an 18 x 28cm lamington pan.
  2. In a large bowl, combine walnuts, almonds, sugar and spices. Set aside.
  3. Layer 4 sheets filo on a board, brushing each with butter, and fold in half. Arrange in pan, trimming edges to fit. Spread over 1/3 of filling. Repeat layers, finishing with a pastry layer.
  4. Brush with butter. Score lengthways into 4 even portions. Then score on an angle to create a diamond pattern. Bake for 30 minutes, until crisp.
  5. Meanwhile, to make syrup, combine sugar, water, juice, rosewater and cloves in a saucepan. Stir over a low heat, without boiling, for 3-4 minutes, until sugar dissolves. Increase heat to medium and bring mixture to boil. Reduce heat and simmer, without stirring, for 10 minutes, until thickened. Remove cloves.
  6. When baklava is cooked, pour hot syrup over hot slice. Allow to Cool. Cut into diamonds to serve. Place a clove in the centre of each piece. if liked, as a garnish.


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