Mixed seed baklava for Valentine’s Day
This mixed seed baklava recipe is a dessert to impress and will be greatly appreciated.
Baklava is one of those desserts that has a reputation for being difficult to make but this recipe is surprisingly easy. The rich, sweet flavour of this treat will melt anyone’s heart – guaranteed!
Mixed seed baklava
250 g Pouyoukas omega seed mix
50 g Pouyoukas sunflower seeds
2 tablespoons (30 ml) brown sugar
½ teaspoon (2.5 ml) ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon (2.5 ml) ground cloves
1 lemon zest
4 sheets filo pastry
150 g butter, melted
1 cup (250 ml) honey
1 lemon peel
4 whole cloves
1 cinnamon stick
In a small bowl, combine the mixed seeds, sunflower seeds, brown sugar, ground cinnamon, ground cloves and lemon zest.
Mix well and set aside.
Lay one sheet of filo pastry on a clean work surface and cover the remaining with a clean, damp tea towel.
Cut the filo pastry lengthways and in half again.
Brush each square with some butter, add some of the filling into the centre of each square.
Tuck the sides of the pastry over the filling and gently roll up, sealing the edge with butter.
Place seamside down onto a lined baking tray.
Continue with the remaining pastry and filling.
Brush the baklava with melted butter and scatter with any remaining filling or extra seeds.
Bake in a preheated 180°C oven for 10-12 minutes or until golden.
Place the honey, lemon peel, cloves and cinnamon stick in a small saucepan and heat slowly over a low heat.
Remove baklava from the oven, place in a large baking dish and cover with warm honey.
*Recipe courtesy of Pouyoukas.