I started with recipes on boxes of filo and from cookbooks, eventually developing this as my own.
Ingredients 1 package filo dough 2 sticks melted butter 2-3 cups ground almonds (do not use walnuts like some recipes say) 1 cup sugar 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon clove Procedure Move filo dough from freezer to refrigerator to thaw overnight. Warm filo to room temperature for at least two hours before using. Keep filo covered with damp cloth while using. Preheat oven to 325F. Grease 12 x 17 baking sheet . Mix almonds, sugar, cinnamon, and clove. Place two sheets of filo in baking sheet. Spread a tablespoon of melted butter over filo (I use a small pizza roller to spread it evenly, working from the center out). Repeat filo and butter until half of the filo is used. Then spread out the filling over the filo. Add filo and butter again to make the top layer. Cut into 48 pieces b-e-f-o-r-e baking with sharp thin knife using a sawing motion. You don't need to cut all the way to the baking sheet. Bake 45-75 minutes, until light brown. Syrup 1/2 cup honey 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup water 1 teaspoon lemon Near the end of the baking, mix syrup ingredients in saucepan and bring to a boil. Remove baclava from oven, pour syrup over it while hot. Cool before serving.