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Puff pastry baklava, a delightful dessert with puff pastry sheets, layered with nuts, baked to perfection and drizzled with sugar syrup.
Why Puff Pastry Baklava?
Puff pastry desserts are simple and quick. I always keep a pack of puff pastry sheets in my freezer for sudden dessert cravings. You can almost stuff anything sweet/savory into them and bake. Like this simple Nutella star bread or the apple tart
Puff pastry baklava is a simple bread, with puff pastry sheets. I saw a video on FB, i dont remember the page, it is of a brand, promoting their pastry sheets. Loved the simple idea, so i made it immediately for the hungry mouths at home.
Thank god, i made 2 breads. One as a star and other a vaguely shaped like Fougasse. I served them the Fougasse, they licked the plate clean! The pastry is sweetened with orange juice infused sugar syrup, which heightens the taste even more.
This can be baked a day or two ahead, and can be warmed before serving, add the sugar syrup just before serving. A simple and pretty bake for parties and get-togethers.
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Please check recipe card below for exact measurements of each ingredient used and also for the detailed instructions
- To make this puff pastry baklava, you will need 2 roll of puff pastry sheets. It is not the short squares, but the ones that are of the size of an A3 Sheets.
- I have used a mix of nuts as stuffing. Roll the sheets out, use a round plate (8 inches diameter) as shape guide and cutout the rolled sheets. Lay down one sheet,brush with butter generously, sprinkle the nuts mixture, cover it with the othe sheet.
- Place a small dessert bowl(roughly 1.5 inches in diameter), in the center and cut the sheet into quarters from the bowl. Now cut each quarter into 3 parts.
- Starting from any point, twist two strings in the opposite direction to form a ripple and press the edges together to seal like a petal. Bake the bread in a preheated oven @ 200C until done. While the puff pastry baklava is baking, make the sugar syrup.
- Once the baklava is baked, remove it from the oven, let it sit for 10 minutes, pour the warm sugar syrup on top and serve.
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- Convection oven
- 2 nos puff pastry sheets Not squares, the sheets like A3 size paper
- 4 tablespoon chopped almonds
- 4 tablespoon chopped cashewnuts
- 4 tbsp chopped pistachios
- 3 pods cardamom seeds alone, crushed
- 2 tablespoon milk to brush on top
- ½ cup sugar
- ¼ cup water
- 4-5 nos cardamon pods crushed
- 2 nos cloves crushed
- juice of ½ an orange
- Take all the nuts, along with cardamom and cloves in a mixer and pulse it to get a coarse powder.Remove the puff pastry sheets, and let it thaw for 30 minutes on the kitchen counter.
- Dust your work surface well with flour. Roll puff pastry sheets a bit, and use a plate (8 inches diameter) to cut out 2 round shapes.
- Place one round-cut pastry sheet on a well greased baking pan, brush the sheet with butter and spread nuts powder generously on it. Now place the other sheet on top of the nuts and close.
- Now comes the fun part of cut and braid. Place a small dessert bowl(roughly 1.5 inches in diameter), in the center and cut thesheet into quarters from the bowl. Now cut each quarter into 3 parts
- Starting from any point, twist two strings in the opposite direction to form a ripple and press the edges together to seal like a petal.
- Preheat the oven to 220C. Brush the top of the bread with some milk and sprinkle some nuts powder on top. Bake it for about 20-22 minutes until the top turns golden brown.
- While the bread is baking , make the sugar syrup. Take everything, except orange juice, in a sauce pan, let it boil until sugar dissolves completely, Take it off the stove. Add orange juice and let it cool.
- Remove the star. Let it cool for 10-15 minutes. Pour the sugar syrup on top and serve it warm. Just see them dissappear, my people even drank the sugar syrup, like coffee!!!
I m not a Doctor or a Nutritionist The Nutrition information provided above comes from the plugin and is only an estimate.
This beautiful puff pastry baklava makes a great party center piece and a delicious dessert to celebrate any occasion.
Haha... I love the idea of making one in advance and feeding them so that the pretty one stays in tact for the photos... 😀 This is such a beautiful idea...
The bake looks just lovely!!
The bread looks delish...pouring of that orange juice flavored syrup makes me drool for that.
There are n number of ways to use puff sheets and n number of ways to make a star bread/bake. Yummy and interesting baklava (shape)
Am in love with this star shaped baklava, such an interesting bake Priya.
What a delicious and inviting bake with puff pastry. Love your quick and easy take on baklava.
Star shaped baklava looks irresistible.
That's one stunning bread Priya, so nicely baked..wish I could taste it..
That's a beauty! I was always under the understanding that baklava had only pistachios, but your version has almonds and cashews as well. Sounds like a perfect treat!
Marisa Franca @ Allourway
I can certainly see why the plate was licked clean -- it would be that way in our house too. It certainly sounds delicious and looks beautiful! I'm looking forward to trying my hand at it. I hope you're feeling better.
This is so interesting and fascinating. I have never made Baklava with Puff Pastry.. just filo.. I am so going to try this soon. LOVE IT
YUM, this looks delicious. I have never made baklava at home before but you make it look and sound easy! I'll have to try my hand at this recipe for sure!
I've never had baklava before but it sounds Yummy! Love how it's braided and it sounds like it would be perfect with coffee.
I fell in love with baklava when in Turkey and now I am hooked. I also discovered that Greek baklava and Turkish baklava are different and that both camps believe their version to be better. I am not going near that argument but I will say that I am always on the lookout new recipes like yours to try.
I hope your back is better! And this looks so much simpler than the baklava recipe I normally use- I love that!!!
I love baklava! This star shaped one looks like it would be as tasty as it is pretty!
This seems so much easier than most baklava recipes I've seen. Looks delicious!
Baklava is so delicious! I love how your demonstration in your post. I don't think I would have figured out how to make it myself. 🙂
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Classic and such a godo dessert. I heart baklava and the honey with the pistachios is an amazing combination. You cannot have only one piece.
This looks absolutely delicious. I'm quite familiar with baklava but I never saw it made this beautiful.
I would have never guessed this was made with puff pastry. You did a great job with the presentation!
This looks so pretty. I've never seen a star shaped baklava and I love the idea. Bookmarking to try later.
Julie @ Bunsen Burner Bakery
This looks so good! I love baklava, but making all the layers of phyllo dough is so time consuming. I absolutely love the idea of using puff pastry for a quicker version.
This is such a great recipe for baklava using store bought puff pastry sheets. Such a life saver and the shape of the baklava is so attractive.