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Serbian Baklava (Sevdidjan Baklava)

Servings: 24
I believe that everyone has heard of Baklava filled with nuts (usually walnuts), but this recipe is a bit different. It is the Serbian version of the popular recipe for this sweet dessert, very common in the Balkans.

10 phyllo pastry sheets

200g butter
200g all-purpose flour
5 eggs
200g granulated sugar

For Syrup:
250ml water
500g granulated sugar
Fresh lemon juice

Beat eggs with 100g of the sugar. Add flour to mixture.

In a separate bowl cream 150g of the butter with the remaining 100g sugar. Add creamed butter/sugar mixture to egg mixture and mix well.

Melt the remaining 50g butter. Place 5 phyllo sheets into greased baking tray. Brush each sheet with melted butter. Pour filling over phyllo sheets and cover with remaining phyllo sheets, brushing each sheet with melted butter.

Bake at 200 degrees C (400 F) for 45 minutes.

For Syrup:
In a medium size saucepan bring water, sugar and lemon juice to a boil. Boil on medium heat for 10 minutes. Cool to room temperature and pour over baked baklava.

Makes 24 servings.

Source: www.kuvarica.co.yu - serbian culinary web site
Submitted By: Selma Cengic
Date: October 19, 2005