One of the Ottoman sweets the oldest is the Baklava, made famous by Sultan Mehmet at the end of the medieval period, in '400.
The preparation of this dessert very delicious and calorie leads, to remain faithful to the original recipe, the use of the so-called phyllo dough, thin and almost transparent, but it can easily be replaced with ordinary puff pastry, for us the most practical and easy to find even ready, in case.
By Baklava You need the following ingredients (per 4 people): 500 gr. phyllo or puff pastry, 300 gr. of melted butter, 300 gr. walnuts or pistachios (or both) chopped; for the syrup they serve 500 gr. of sugar, half a liter of mineral water and juice of half a lemon.
As you preheat the oven to 180 ° C, butter a baking dish, cover with a sheet of phyllo dough (or browse) and brush with the melted butter.
Put a second sheet of dough, brush with butter and continue in
this way until you will not have consumed approximately half of the dough.
Sprinkle with the chopped dried fruit.
Put the other sheets of dough, brushing with butter, then with the tip of a knife drawn on the last layer in a diamond pattern, pour over the butter remains and cook until golden brown uniform and complete.
Remove the cake from the oven and let it cool.
Now is the time to prepare the syrup: the ingredients together and boil continuously mecolando, then let the mixture stand for a quarter of an hour.