|September 11th, 2023
Baklava is layers of phyllo dough (a very thin dough) separated by a fat, with nuts every few layers. After baking you pour a sweet syrup over the top. In the US people are probably most familiar with a Greek style which uses butter for the fat, walnuts for the nuts, and honey for the syrup, but there are an enormous number of regional variations.
I made two pans, one vegan (earth balance) and one not (butter). The butter one tasted a lot better; possibly there are better choices than earth balance? I used almonds for the nuts because that's what I had. For the syrup I used New England boiled cider. Very happy with how it turned out, and I plan to make it again!