I made these Christmas 2003, for my Turkish brother in law. I was asking him what he missed about home and what kinds of foods they eat there and he told me that he loved Baklava. I told him I might surprise him one day and make it for him, and he immediately told me it was "very difficult to make. The pastries are so thin and it takes lots of practice to make it properly." Af this point I had never even heard of Baklava, much less tasted it. But thinking it would be the "thought that counts" I decided to try it anyhow. My brother in law was SHOCKED! He said it was just like his mother used to make...and he just couldn't believe that I could make the dough. I never did tell him I used freezer Phyllo dough, lol. (I had never heard of Phyllo dough at this point either!) That being said, if I can make this without ever even have tasted it, anybody can!
One other thing, personally I liked it better warm then cool. It was sticky and gooey but oh-so-good with a cup of coffee:)
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I made these Christmas 2003, for my Turkish brother in law. I was asking him what he missed...