Middle Eastern Baghlava Recipe

Baghlava is a very sweet middle eastern dessert but well known all over the world, they are available in different shapes but most of them contains the same ingredient.

Serving: 4

3 x Eggs
1 cup Sugar
1 tbl Green cardamon powder
1 cup Almond powder or pistachio
3 tbl Rose water
1 cup Sunflower oil
1 tsp Instant yeast
2 cup Flour
2 tbl Pistachios, chopped

1/2 cup Water
1 1/2 cup Sugar
1/2 cup Rose water

In a large bowl, break the eggs, and beat with a fork

Add the sugar, the almond powder, oil, and rose water. Mix well with a fork. Add the flour and instant yeast and mix. Place the mixture in a 8" backing dish 20 cm for us Canadians and bake in preheated 350F or 175C oven for 20-30 minutes.

While the dough cooks, prepare the syrup. In a small pot, put the sugar, water and to a boil and let it reduce a little. Add the rose water, cook a little more and reduce the heat.

When the dough is cooked, take out of oven, cut in diamond shapes and pour the syrup over it, decorate with chopped pistachios.

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