How to make perfect homemade Baklava

How to Make Perfect Baklava? Complete Recipe Below – To prepare the perfect Baklava, you will need the following ingredients:


  • 1 pack of phyllo pastry sheets
  • 150g butter
  • 250g walnut kernels
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 250g honey
  • 300ml water
  • 200g sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1 teaspoon rum essence

Preparation Method:

  1. Prepare the Nuts: Grind the walnuts and mix them with cinnamon.
  2. Melt the Butter: Melt the butter until it becomes liquid.
  3. Prepare the Phyllo Sheets: Divide the phyllo sheets into three equal parts.
  4. Layer the Phyllo Sheets:
    • In a baking tray, place the first phyllo sheet, brush with melted butter, place the next sheet, brush again, and continue until you finish the first third of the sheets.
    • Spread half of the walnut and cinnamon mixture over the layered sheets.
    • Place the second third of phyllo sheets on top, repeating the butter brushing process.
    • Sprinkle the remaining walnut mixture and cover with the last third of the phyllo sheets, brushing each with butter.
  5. Chill the Baklava: Cover the tray to prevent the sheets from drying out and refrigerate for 30-45 minutes.
  6. Preheat and Cut:
    • Preheat the oven.
    • Remove the tray from the refrigerator and cut the baklava into diamond or square shapes, as preferred.
  7. Bake the Baklava: Bake in the oven for 25 minutes, until golden brown.
  8. Prepare the Syrup:
    • On low heat, boil water and sugar to make a syrup.
    • Once boiled, add honey, bring to a boil again, and finally add the vanilla and rum essences.
  9. Add the Syrup:
    • Pour the hot syrup over the freshly baked baklava.
    • Let it cool to room temperature, then refrigerate.

Enjoy this simple yet delicious Turkish dessert. Bon appétit!