Step 1
Preheat oven to 180C.

Step 2
Grease and line a 23-24cm cake tin with greaseproof paper.

Step 3
Add the walnuts, pistachios to a food processor and blend until ground. Add the zest, sugar, cardamom and bacon and blend until evenly blended.

Step 4
Start layering the baklava. Cut 17 sheets of filo pastry to the size of the tin. Place 1 sheet of filo in the tin and brush it with the melted Trex. Repeat with 6 more sheets.

Step 5
Spread 1/3 of the nut mixture over the filo. Add 2 sheets of filo, brushed with Trex. Do this until the mixture is used. Top with a final layer of 7 filo sheets brushed with Trex, being sure to press each layer as you go.

Step 6
Bake at 180c for 45 minutes, until brown and crisp.

Step 7
For the syrup, mix water, sugar, lime juice and honey in a pan and bring to the boil. Leave to simmer for 20-25 minutes. Once the baklava is baked, pour the hot syrup over and leave to cool before serving.

Bacon Baklava

Bacon Baklava

We took the traditional baklava, with a savoury twist to create an ideal weekend breakfast bake.

12

Serves: 12

45
MINS

Bake Time: 45 mins

FOR GROWN UPS TO BAKE ONLY

INGREDIENTS

180g7.5 oz Trex, melted
400g16 oz Filo pastry
100g4 oz Raw walnuts, chopped
200g8 oz Raw pistachios, chopped
1212 Rashers crispy grilled bacon, crumbled
33 Limes, zest
75g3 oz Sugar
Pinch ground cardamom

Honey Syrup

175g6 oz Honey
125g5 oz Sugar
Juice of the limes
2 tbsp2 tbsp Orange blossom or rose water
250ml8 Fl oz Water

METHOD

Step 1
Preheat oven to 180C.

Step 2
Grease and line a 23-24cm cake tin with greaseproof paper.

Step 3
Add the walnuts, pistachios to a food processor and blend until ground. Add the zest, sugar, cardamom and bacon and blend until evenly blended.

Step 4
Start layering the baklava. Cut 17 sheets of filo pastry to the size of the tin. Place 1 sheet of filo in the tin and brush it with the melted Trex. Repeat with 6 more sheets.

Step 5
Spread 1/3 of the nut mixture over the filo. Add 2 sheets of filo, brushed with Trex. Do this until the mixture is used. Top with a final layer of 7 filo sheets brushed with Trex, being sure to press each layer as you go.

Step 6
Bake at 180c for 45 minutes, until brown and crisp.

Step 7
For the syrup, mix water, sugar, lime juice and honey in a pan and bring to the boil. Leave to simmer for 20-25 minutes. Once the baklava is baked, pour the hot syrup over and leave to cool before serving.

BAKE MODE