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How to Make Baklava

Sunday, April 11th | 2:00pm-4:00pm | How to Make Baklava


Wanting to escape to the Greek Islands for a getaway? In this class, students will be learning to bake the nut filled pastry baklava in the comfort of their home. Each student will learn to work with phyllo dough and create a delicious tray of baklava.

Please note: Take phyllo dough out of the freezer 3 hours prior to class or leave it in the refrigerator overnight.

Ingredients Needed:
- 1 lb. package of phyllo dough (found in freezer section and may be spelled fillo or filo depending on brand)*
- 4 c. walnuts
- 3 c. sugar
- 2 tsp. cinnamon
- 3 sticks butter (if vegan, omit butter and increase oil to 2 cups)
- 1 ½ c. mild flavored oil
- 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
- 3 Tbsp. honey*
- 3 drops of rosewater*
- water
* Item available locally at Niblick Spices

Equipment Needed:
- a small saucepan
- measuring cups and spoons
- sharp knife 
- 9x13 baking pan
- medium bowl
- cutting board
- pastry brush
- lightweight kitchen towel or heavy weight paper towels
optional: food processor

This class is appropriate for all ages (adult supervision recommended for kids under 12).

This class will take place online through Zoom. Links for Zoom classes will be sent 1 hour before the start of class. If you do not receive your link, please check your spam or submit an email through our contact page.

About the teacher:
Bobbie Gluck”s love for baking was inspired originally by a Greek bakeshop in her hometown of Plattsburgh. She traveled Europe as a young woman, studying in Salamanca, Spain, exploring the flavors of bakeries in Spain, France, Italy, and more.  She baked professionally for 25 years in a small town bakery. Bobbie now enjoys raising her children, flower farming, baking for pleasure for family and friends, and spending time in creative pursuits at her farmhouse on the westside of Rochester.

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