Baklava recipe

This Greek classic combines delicious flaky pastry filled with nuts, honey and a warm hint of cinnamon.
A close up view of a plate topped with many baklavas. The baklavas have a crusted coating. There is also a single garnish of mint on top of the baklavas.

Key information

Preparation time: 30 minutes

Cooking time: 50 minutes

Serves: 36

Recipe difficulty rating: Medium

Allergens: Remember to provide a list of potential allergens for each item served at your Coffee Morning event so people can clearly see what ingredients they contain. You can use our cake labels, but make sure you write clearly in block capitals and black ink.


500g chopped mixed nuts

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1 packet filo pastry

250g butter, melted

225g caster sugar

250ml water

125ml honey

1 tsp grated lemon zest

How to prepare baklava