Pre-heat the oven to about 175 degree Celsius.
Crumble the bread in a bowl.
Pour the milk into the bowl. Mix it with bread properly. Leave the mixture aside for about 30 minutes. Allow the bread to soak the milk.
After this is done, drain excess milk. Combine the soaked bread with a mixture of beaten eggs, 1 tablespoon sugar and melted margarine. Thoroughly mix it by hand.
Pour the mixture in a baking dish. The mixture will be around half an inch thick.
Bake the mixture in the preheated oven for around 40 minutes.
If the mixture puffs irregularly, then make few cuts using a knife.
For preparing the syrup, heat all the ingredients listed above, until the mixture starts boiling.
When you remove the baked bread from the oven after 40 minutes, just pour the syrup over it.
Allow it to cool. Let the syrup be completely absorbed.
After it cools, cut the bread in diagonal shapes. You can serve it with chopped toasted hazelnuts, coconut flakes or chopped walnuts. Turkish Baklava Ingredients 1 pound of butter A pack of phyllo pastry sheets 3 cups of white granulated sugar 1 pound of chopped walnuts 1 teaspoon cinnamon ½ teaspoon cloves Mix the chopped walnuts with ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1 cup sugar and ¼ teaspoon ground cloves.
Melt the butter.
Cut phyllo in such a way that each sheet fits exactly the bottom of baking pan.
Butter the sides and the bottom of the baking before placing the phyllo. Put the phyllo sheets one at a time in your baking pan.
After every 6 sheets of phyllo, spread the mixture over it. Pour the remaining butter if any, over the top of Baklava. For best results, ensure that each sheet is well buttered to stop them from sticking together.
Diagonally cut the baklava with the help of a sharp knife to get diamond-shaped pieces.
Pre-heat the oven to a temperature of 175 degree Celsius. Place the baklava pieces in the oven and bake them for around 45 or until the top turns golden brown.
Remove the diamond-shaped pieces from the oven. Allow the pieces to cool completely.
In order to prepare the syrup mix 1 cup water, ¼ teaspoon ground cloves, 2 cups sugar and ¾ teaspoons cinnamon in a sauce pan and heat until the mixture starts boiling.
Pour this boiling syrup over the Baklava pieces. Allow it to cool. When it cools completely, serve the pieces with Turkish sweet coffee. These are some of the popular Turkish recipes that are relished by people from all over the world. As most of the ingredients are available at home, you can easily make them within a short span of time.
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