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The origins of Baklava are not really all that well documented, but most people will agree that the dessert is considered Greek today.  Baklava’s distinctive feature is that it”s made with honey instead of refined sugar.

The pecan tree is the only major nut tree variety that grows in North America naturally, and it is also considered the most valuable. Pecan is an Algonquin word meaning, “all nuts requiring a stone to crack.

Related State Legislature: Texas State Health Nut
The pecan was designated the state nut by the 77th Texas Legislature in 2001.” – From the Texas Almanac

Related State Legislature: Texas State Health Nut
“The Act no. 82-17,adopted in 1982, made the pecan the Alabama State Nut.





Baklava


Cooking and Preparation Time: 1 hour and 30 minutes

Servings: 20- 28


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Ingredients

  • 3 to 4 cups chopped pecans
  • 2 8-ounce cans refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Glaze:
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Unroll one can of dough into two long rectangles.
  3. Place in ungreased 9×13 pan, press over bottom and 1/2 inch up the sides to form the crust. Firmly press perforations to seal.
  4. Bake at 350 °F for 5 minutes. Remove from oven.
  5. In large bowl, combine pecans, 1/2 cup sugar and cinnamon. Mix well.
  6. Spoon nut mixture evenly over partially baked crust.
  7. Unroll remaining can of dough into a two long rectangles, and place over nut mixture, press out to edges of pan. With tip of sharp knife, score the dough with 5 lengthwise and 7 diagonal markings to form diamond-shaped pieces.
  8. In a small saucepan, combine all glaze ingredients. Bring to a boil.
  9. Spoon half of the glaze evenly over dough.
  10. Bake at 350 ° F for an additional 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.
  11. Spoon remaining glaze evenly over hot baklava.
  12. Cool 1 hour or wait until completely cooled, then refrigerate 30 minutes, or until thoroughly chilled.
  13. Cut into diamond-shaped pieces and serve.


Recipe courtesy of Cindy Wise, Texas Pecan Growers Association, a non-profit organization that assists growers, and educates the public.



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Baklava. (2011, December 2). In Coast2CoastRecipes. Retrieved 07:18, May 24, 2017, from http://coast2coastrecipes.com/2009/08/baklava/
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admin, 'Baklava', Coast2CoastRecipes, 2 December 2011, 06:15 UTC, <http://coast2coastrecipes.com/2009/08/baklava/> [accessed 24 May 2017]
The Chicago Manual of Style
admin, “Baklava.” Coast2CoastRecipes, http://coast2coastrecipes.com/2009/08/baklava/ [accessed May 24, 2017].
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admin, Baklava [Internet]. Coast2CoastRecipes; 2011 December 2, 06:15 UTC [cited 2017 May 24]. Available from: http://coast2coastrecipes.com/2009/08/baklava/.
Bluebook style
Baklava, http://coast2coastrecipes.com/2009/08/baklava/ (last visited May. 24, 2017).
AMA style
admin, Baklava. Coast2CoastRecipes. December 2, 2011, 06:15 UTC. Available at: http://coast2coastrecipes.com/2009/08/baklava/. Accessed May 24, 2017.

Citation styles

APA style
Baklava. (2011, December 2). In Coast2CoastRecipes. Retrieved 07:18, May 24, 2017, from http://coast2coastrecipes.com/2009/08/baklava/
MLA style
admin, “Baklava.” Coast2CoastRecipes. 2 December 2011, 06:15 UTC. . 24 May 2017 <http://coast2coastrecipes.com/2009/08/baklava/>.
MHRA style
admin, 'Baklava', Coast2CoastRecipes, 2 December 2011, 06:15 UTC, <http://coast2coastrecipes.com/2009/08/baklava/> [accessed 24 May 2017]
The Chicago Manual of Style
admin, “Baklava.” Coast2CoastRecipes, http://coast2coastrecipes.com/2009/08/baklava/ [accessed May 24, 2017].
CBE/CSE style
admin, Baklava [Internet]. Coast2CoastRecipes; 2011 December 2, 06:15 UTC [cited 2017 May 24]. Available from: http://coast2coastrecipes.com/2009/08/baklava/.
Bluebook style
Baklava, http://coast2coastrecipes.com/2009/08/baklava/ (last visited May. 24, 2017).
AMA style
admin, Baklava. Coast2CoastRecipes. December 2, 2011, 06:15 UTC. Available at: http://coast2coastrecipes.com/2009/08/baklava/. Accessed May 24, 2017.

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