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Let’s Make a Tasty Snack Part 2: Snack Harder


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It is now time to continue our adventures in tasty-snack-making!  This time, I decided to make something I had actually done before, which is baklava.  Baklava is actually quite simple to make if you can buy phyllo (or filo, or fillo) dough, though it can still be time-consuming.


I began by buying some phyllo dough, almonds, and walnuts.  In my previous effort, I only used walnuts for the filling and I found that it had an unpleasant aftertaste.  So, I chose to try some variety this time.

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I actually had to trim it a bit to fit the pan.

The next few steps were straightforward.  I started with a few sheets of phyllo, then buttered, then sprinkled some filling, then more dough, then more butter, etc, etc.

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One one hand, butter.

I used melted butter, and simply brushed it on.  This might not be the best way to do it, because it’s hard to get an even coat without shifting the dough sheets around or allowing the butter to pool in the uneven surface.  On the other hand, BUTTER GOOD.  BUTTER TASTY!

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The nuts are sprinkled lightly between layers.  There’s not much else to say about this; it isn’t rocket science.  (It’s food science!)

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Pythagoras would be proud.

I cut it into triangles (no sissy diamond shapes here!) and bake it.

Make honey sauce.

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Or honey gravy, if you will.

Apply to food.

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It tastes good because of all the nutrients.

Apply food to self.

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