Baklava is another pastry that is typical of the cuisines of the former Ottoman Empire. Today, it is one of the most popular desserts in Macedonia. It is a rich sweet pastry made of layers covered with sherbet (syrup) which seduces with it's taste.
This is the perfect recipe of baklava. You can find the phyllo dough for this recipe in the freezer section of most grocery stores. 

  • 500 g or 1 package phyllo dough
  • 4 eggs
  • 200 g sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1-2 tablespoons bread crumbs
  • 200 g of crushed walnuts
  • 200 ml of oil
  • cinnamon
For the syrup:
  • 1 kg sugar
  • 900 ml water.

  1. Mix eggs and sugar well until they reach the proper density. Then, add all the other ingredients (baking powder, flour, grounded nuts, cinnamon and oil) and mix with a spoon.
  2. Put some oil on the baking pan. Place 3-4 sheets of filo layers in the tray.  Sprinkle a little oil on every layer. Use a rectangular tray that will suit the layers size.
  3. Spread from the mixture on top f every 3-4 layers. Continue until you finish all layers. If layers are thicker, apply mixture  on every second layer.
  4. Cut baklava in rhomboid shapes before baking and sprinkle with a little oil on top.
  5. Bake at 200 ° C  (390 F) temperature until you get a beautiful golden yellow color. Finally, allow to cool.

Syrup: put sugar and water on fire to simmer about 10-15 minutes. Add 2 circles of lemon. Pour cold baklava with hot syrup and leave to stand for several hours (5-6 hours).