Baklava

2 c. sugar plus 2 t. sugar separated
1 1/2 c. water
juice of 1/2 lemon
2 T. honey
1 c. ground walnuts
4 t. cinnamon sugar (1 t. cinnamon plus 3 t. sugar)
1 – 16 oz. pkg. phyllo dough
1 c. unsalted butter, melted

Combine 2 c. sugar, 1 1/2 c. water, juice of 1/2 lemon and 2 T. honey in a medium saucepan on medium high heat. Boil for 10 minutes. Pour into glass measuring container and refrigerate.

Mix 1 c. ground walnuts, 2 t. cinnamon sugar and 2 t. sugar in a small bowl.

Reserve 6 sheets phyllo dough. In a 9X13 inch pyrex dish, layer 6 sheets of phyllo dough, brushing each sheet with butter. Sprinkle with walnut mixture. Layer next 6 sheets of phyllo dough, also brushing with butter. Alternate layers with walnut mixture. Top with remaining 6 layers. Cut into wedges, just 3/4 of the way through. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Pour cold syrup over top. Chill overnight before serving.

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Holly loves her job as wife to Chris and mom to Noah, Kylie, Tabor and Sydney. God has gifted Holly with a love of all things creative ~ from painting and wall papering to scrapbooking and design work. In addition to co-founding and managing A Martha Heart, she designs web pages (www.crownlaiddowndesigns.com) and marketing pieces. She also authored a devotional blog, now closed, called Crown Laid Down. Holly and her family make their home within site of year 'round snow-capped mountains in Colorado. She can be reached by emailing Holly (AT) a martha heart (DOT) com or connect with her on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HollyGorinSmith

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