Here's a recipe from me! It's for Baklawa (or Baklava). A holiday staple for our Lebanese family.
- 4 cups sugar
- 2 cups water
- 1 TBSP + 1 tsp. lemon juice
Boil sugar and water until the mixture is of a string consistency. Add the lemon juice during the last part of boiling. *Prepare syrup at least one day in advance..Keep covered, don't refrigerate.
- 6 cups ground walnuts or pecans
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 TBSP lemon juice
- 2 tsp. vanilla
- Mix all ingredients together.
- 2 lbs Filo dough
- 6 cups ground pecans or walnuts
- Rendered butter **
**To render butter, put 2 pounds in a heavy pan and heat over low heat until the butter turns clear. Pour the clear liquid into a container and leave the residue in the pan.