Easy Turkish Baklava Recipe

Easy Turkish Baklava Recipe

Easy Turkish Baklava Recipe

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Cuisine Turkish
Servings 8
Calories 230 kcal


For Dough

  • 1 Egg
  • ½ cup Oil
  • 1 cup Milk & Water (mix)
  • 4 cup All-purpose flour
  • 2 ½ tsp Baking powder
  • Salt a pinch
  • 2 cup Butter
  • 2 tbsp Corn starch
  • 2 cup Flour

Honey Syrup

  • 1 cup Sugar
  • ¾ cup Water
  • ½ cup Honey
  • 4 Cloves 
  • ¼ tsp Vanilla essence
  • 2 tbsp Lemon juice


  • 1 cup Walnuts (crushed)
  • 1 cup Pistachio (crushed)
  • tsp Cinnamon powder


  • In a large bowl add flour, vegetable oil, egg, salt, baking powder and knead a smooth dough with water and milk mixture. And rest it for 15 minutes.
  • Divide dough in to 4 portions and make balls of each portion and further divide it into 5 balls.
  • Cover with plastic wrap or damp cloth preventing it from drying out.
  • Mix cornstarch and flour together in a bowl.
  • Dust the workplace with cornstarch mix and the roll the ball into circle. And set aside.
  • Dust again with cornstarch mix and roll out 4 more dough balls.
  • Stack them on each other and dust each layer with cornstarch mix so they don’t stick together.
  • Now gently roll all five layers together until they’re paper thin for about 10-12 inches in diameter.

Honey Syrup

  • In a pan heat water, add sugar, honey, cloves, lemon and mix well.
  • Boil on medium heat until sugar is dissolved and stir continuously.
  • Remove from heat and let it cool.

Preparation Of Baklava

  • In a bowl mix walnut, pistachio and cinnamon powder well.
  • In a baking pan place 10 dough sheets on one another and butter each sheet well.
  • Add a layer of crushed nuts, cover it with five more dough sheet and sprinkle crushed nuts on each sheet.
  • Now cut it into diagonal shape before baking.
  • Bake at 160 degree for 1 hour or until the top gets golden.
  • Remove from oven and immediately pour cooled honey syrup evenly over the hot baklava.
  • For best result let it sit for 4 to 6 hours on room temperature and serve.

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