The Holidays are just around the corner and I could not be more excited! Baking delicious goods has begun, including this amazing baklava using Land O Lakes butter. I picked up some of their stick butter at my local Walmart because well, cooking with butter is ALWAYS better in my opinion. And Land O lakes is top notch, so I couldn’t NOT buy some to use for my recipe.
Baklava has always been something that I bought at food establishments because I never thought it would be very easy to make. The layers upon layers of sweet gooey goodness had me fooled into thinking I could never make such a delicious treat at home. But– I was up to the challenge to try it for myself, and I was SUPER surprised how easy it was to make!
Now, I won’t lie, it is a little time consuming putting all those layers together, but it was NOT hard at all. I promise you that! And, the ingredients are few, simple, and most of them I had on hand, which was convenient.
Here’s a visual to help show you about how many steps to making the baklava there are. I’ll have the complete recipe at the bottom of this post, but I wanted to give you something visual to help guide you along your baklava making adventure.
Now, I am not much of a nut person when it comes to dessert, but the walnuts are what really give it that extra crunch. NOM.
When this was baking, you could smell the Land O Lakes Butter baking those layers of phylo dough. I know Baklava is not your traditional holiday baked good, but it should be. It makes a huge pan that you can gift out to your friends and family and still have plenty left over. As a matter of fact, I am taking the rest of what I baked for this post to our women’s Bible study tonight. There is MORE than enough to go around!
So, what are you waiting for? Get to baking some buttery deliciousness!