Bust out the Phyllo sheets, my friends! I’ve got a project for you!
You are going to make Baklava this weekend! Coconut Baklava, that is!
I can’t even begin to count how many emails I have received from my fellow countrymen/women about a recipe for Baklava. Sure, they can go to Google and ask him, but that’s no fun! You want to go straight to the horse’s, or in this case, blogger’s mouth and hear it from the expert. buahahhaha I just called me an expert! Far from it! BUT! I do make a killer Baklava, so that’s that.
Baklava has been claimed by many and all; Turks, Greeks, Persians, Armenians, Macedonians… the list goes on. The truth is, we all make it, but we all also have our own ways of making it. The only standard is the Phyllo sheets.
Baklava is just that; a stack of those sheets filled with whatever the heck you want and drowned in a delicious simple syrup.
Macedonian Baklava is usually filled with just walnuts, but I am not a fan of the whole honey and nuts filling; I need more. So I added shredded coconut. That was a smart move. No. It was brilliant!!
This is the best baklava! Ever. Yes, I say that a lot, but seriously…it’s SO good! Wait until you read the ingredients and you’ll see that it is the best.
The result is pure, sweet, coconutty goodness.
I’m linking up to TidyMom’s I’m Lovin’ It