This is a wonderful recipe. As soon as that sauce caramelized, i went ahead and dug in for that first slice. I went for another. I called the hubby to come down from his mancave to try it. He had 2 and was walking around with it, swaying his head like Stevie Wonder while moaning in yummy heaven. This was at around 2pm so it was just snacking. I did not digress too much from the recipe and it was perfect just as it is. In fact, it was just a minimal modification. I did not realize that I did not have vanilla extract until I was back from the store, so instead, I steeped half a cinnamon stick while simmering (yes, I know...if somebody asked me what I would more likely find in somebody's pantry, vanilla extract or cinnamon, I would say vanilla extract!) For the nuts, I used my left over walnuts and bought pecans to make the 1 pound. It was cheaper than the other nuts. I also followed Sandra lee's suggestion not to cut the Baklava all the way to the bottom to keep the sauce from spilling out and allowing it to seep through every nook and cranny. This is very easy to make. Brushing every other sheet of phyllo dough with butter was the most time consuming. As I logged in here to make this review, I saw that somebody suggested using a spray bottle to apply the butter. I have to remember to do that next time. Yes, there will definitely be a next time. And a next one. And a next one.
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This is a wonderful recipe. As soon as that sauce caramelized, i went ahead and dug in for...