layers with spiced bananas and walnuts...

Baklava is a dessert that made of phyllo dough, filled with chopped nuts and sweetened with syrup. I added some slice bananas into the layers to make it more interesting in texture and flavor. I also use a muffin pan to bake my baklava, so it came out as an individual portion. Mark told me it was the best dessert he ever had when he first tried it long time ago.

5 servings

for the pastry
- 5 sheets phyllo dough, cut into round shape
- 2 tbsp. salted butter, melted
- 1 bananas, sliced
- 1/2 cup walnut, chopped
- 1/3 cup light brown sugar
- 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp. ground cloves

for the syrup
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/2 cup water
- 2 tbsp. lemon juice
- pinch of ground cinnamon


1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
2. To make the syrup; bring all ingredients to a boil. Simmer for 5 minutes, then remove from the heat.
2. Combine walnut, sugar, cinnamon and clove together. Set aside.
3. Brush the bottom of muffin pan with the melted butter.
4. Lay a cut sheet of phyllo into the bottom of the mold and brush with melted butter. Repeat 5 more times to create the base.
5. Sprinkle some walnut mixture over the base, place sliced bananas on top and cover with more walnut mixture.
6. Lay 3 more sheets of phyllo, brushing each one with melted butter.
7. Repeat the walnut mixture with sliced bananas, then finish with 6 layers of phyllo.
8. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
9. Pour some syrup over hot baklava and let it cool at room temperature before refrigerate.


Vanillaorchid said...

อุ้มชอบหม่ำขนมที่ทำจาก phyllo มาก ๆ เลยค่ะพี่ทิพย์ เห็นแบบนี้แล้วอยากหม่ำขึ้นมาเลยค่ะ ทั้งวอลนัท ทั้งกล้วยหอม


Katie said...

These sound great! I would never have thought od putting banana in baklava but it would work so well with the nuts

Shari@Whisk: a food blog said...

I can believe that this might be the best dessert ever tasted! It also looks just beautiful!! Great photography.

Sophie said...

I like the idea of using the muffin pan to make the baklava! I've made it in the past and wasn't able to finish it because I made it in a big casserole dish :).

Thip said...

Thanks guys. This baklava is not a traditional one though. :)

zsya said...

i am in loveeee with your blog...thank you for sharing :)

Candle Fusion East Meets West said...

This so far is the best looking baklava I have ever seen!!!

Y said...

Yum I love baklava! Would never have thought to add banana to it.


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