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Chef John's Baklava

Begin your baklava by making the crunchy filling—process a combination of pistachios, walnuts and cinnamon into a coarse grind. Brush your pan with melted butter, then layer in phyllo dough and drip in melted butter every 2 layers. After a few layers, add a layer of nuts, then continue layers of phyllo, butter and nuts. Chill to solidify and then cut into diamonds and bake for an hour until beautifully browned. Make a boiled syrup with sugar, honey, 3 whole cloves, water, vanilla and orange blossom water and pour over the hot baklava. When room temp, enjoy one of the greatest bites of food you'll ever experience! Get the recipe for Chef John's Baklava.

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