Description

Baklava

Another Kotian which has made Kos famous, aside from the Domataki cherry tomato spoon sweet, is the famous Baklava, which is the perfect accompaniment to your coffee.

Ingredients

For the filling
1 kg almond meal
1 kg phyllo pastry
1 mug dried, ground breadcrumbs
400 gr. vegetable butter
2 soup spoons cinnamon
Whole cloves

For the syrup
2 kg sugar
6 cups water
Lemon Juice

Method
Combine almond meal, cinnamon and breadcrumbs. Melt the butter and brush a baking tray with it. Start laying out the sheets of phyllo while brushing each layer with butter. Start off with 5 sheets of phyllo. Then lay each sheet, sprinkle with the filling and cover with the next sheet. After you finish this process, lay another 5 sheets, brushing each layer, without filling. Brush the last sheet and cut the baklava into diamond-shaped pieces. In the middle of each piece place a clove. Bake the baklava in a moderate oven for about 1 hour. Prepare the syrup, taking care not to thicken it too much. Once the baklava has cooled down, pour over the syrup (cold baklava and hot syrup).