A tasty Syrian-Greek dessert!

Are you one with a sweet tooth?

After a great meal, comes a great dessert. Baklava is the perfect culture filling food for everyone who love sweet, sweet things. When you get a bite of this food that has originated from Greece and has a bit of Syrian in it.

A little bit About Them!

Most Greek men came to the USA in the late 1800. The men went first so that they would get a job, make money then send it back home for the rest of their family. The capital of Greece is the Athens. Most Greeks immigrants settled in Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. Greece is an ancient country that has been continuously filled from 6000 B.C. They were sent to the United States for education and freedom and many became teachers or naval officers.

Don't Drop That Baklava

Don't drop that Baklava! - FULL-ER VERSION HQ HD

Baklava Recipe

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F(175 degrees C). Butter the bottoms and sides of a 9x13 inch pan.
  2. Chop nuts and toss with cinnamon. Set aside. Unroll phyllo dough. Cut whole stack in half to fit pan. Cover phyllo with a dampened cloth to keep from drying out as you work. Place two sheets of dough in pan, butter thoroughly. Repeat until you have 8 sheets layered. Sprinkle 2 - 3 tablespoons of nut mixture on top. Top with two sheets of dough, butter, nuts, layering as you go. The top layer should be about 6 - 8 sheets deep.
  3. Using a sharp knife cut into diamond or square shapes all the way to the bottom of the pan. You may cut into 4 long rows the make diagonal cuts. Bake for about 50 minutes until baklava is golden and crisp.
  4. Make sauce while baklava is baking. Boil sugar and water until sugar is melted. Add vanilla and honey. Simmer for about 20 minutes.
  5. Remove baklava from oven and immediately spoon sauce over it. Let cool. Serve in cupcake papers. This freezes well. Leave it uncovered as it gets soggy if it is wrapped up.

Greek Fest

Greek fest is an annual festival people if they have Greek in their heritage. At Greek Fest they play games with kids, sing and dance with adults and share stories and food with eachother.