Baklava

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated March/April 2004, America's Test Kitchen TV

Part pastry, part confection, baklava often combines the downfalls of both: too soggy and too sweet. We made more than three dozen baklava to uncover its secrets.

SERVESMakes 32 to 40 pieces

TIME2½ hours, plus 3 hours cooling and 8 hours standing

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WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

We wanted our baklava recipe to produce crisp, flaky, buttery lozenges, light yet rich, filled with fragrant nuts and spices, and sweetened just assertively enough to pair with a Turkish coffee. To achieve this goal, we sprinkled store-boug...

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