Saturday, February 17, 2007

Baklava

I sit here tonight, impatiently, waiting for my baklava to cool enough to eat. Did you know that most of the recipes tell you to bake and then wait 24 hours to eat? Who has that much self control? The whole house smells like butter; it's all I can do to not gnaw off my own arm waiting for it to cool enough to avoid serious burns.

But still I celebrate, because I have my computer hooked up now and once again have the ability to post pictures. Yipee! And with such abilities, you get to see the awesome job I did of boiling over the honey glaze.

There has been knitting lately, but none of it is really at that picture taking state yet so I should get to work. I leave you tonight with a photo of our Saturday sky:




Eta: This is the recipe I used for the baklava. Piece of cake, anyone can do it. The hard part is done for you by the lovely people at Athens, who use whatever arcane magic that creating phyllo dough takes. It probably is a lot more fun to cook with someone else in the kitchen with you, because the layering does take some time. If you are by yourself, I recomend a little Jimi Hendrix.

6 comments:

Stitch-n-Snitch said...

YUM!!!!

Heather Joins The Round said...

Wow! Is it difficult to make? I can bake pretty well, but baklava has always looked so intimidating.

Alarming Female said...

I adore baklava when it is done right--butter between EVERY sheet, just as your recipe instructs. I've made it before but not for many years. I envy you!

susan said...

Wow, the photos were worth the wait. Um, how come you never made baklava when you lived here?? Huh??
;)

Erin said...

That looks AMAZING. Yum...

Heather Joins The Round said...

Thanks for the recipe! I look forward to making it. It actually looks like fun.