As one who often makes the traditional baklava, I must say I did not love this. A few suggestions for those who do try this: more layers of phyllo are needed on the bottom to better support the heavier chocolate layer. I would put 8-10 on the bottom layer. Traditional syrup for baklava uses way less honey... I found the honey tasre overwhelming. I would add less honey, more sugar/water in the syrup. For the same amount of prep and work, I prefer a traditional baklava recipe.
Very good! Ate with a side of vanilla ice cream and was fabulous!
This is outstanding!
First time I made baklava and it was SO good! Can't believe this is a 'light' recipe, so hard to eat just 1 piece!
I made just a one very simple change to this recipe with great results-- I used butter-flavor cooking spray & the melted butter alternately in the layers, versus only the butter (really saved calories). Otherwise, I followed this recipe to a T, taking a tip from an online chef's video and folding the extra phyllo dough back over onto itself to fit inside my dish, versus letting it hang over the sides oddly. My last tips: Watch your toasting nuts--mine only needed 5 mins in the oven before they were done! And finally,do not store this in the fridge or in your cold car; it takes a long while to thaw out and it really tastes different from the intended room-temperature kind. Will be making this again!
Dangerously yummy! I have shared this recipes with friends. My son shared with his ship-mates and they thought this was heavenly. I am making again this holiday season. The Nutella is perfect for this dessert.
I have made this dessert twice now and it is one of my all time favorites! I took the first batch to a cookout and everyone raved how good it was and had several requests for the recipe. Even the men who don't eat much dessert went on how good it was. What they liked about it was that it was not too sweet drenched in lot of honey. I have made baklava before but this one with the layer of hazelnut chocolate gives it a unique flavor and is so delicious. It is hard to stop just at one piece. It is even better the day after when it has soaked in the honey mixture. Love it, love it!
Absolutley delicious- I would not change anything. If you like working with phyllo dough, it is very easy to do. This may be made early in the day!
This was delish! I've never made Baklava before or used Phyllo dough and couldn't have been more pleased. I didn't have a cinnamon stick so I used ground cinnamon. I'm making this again for a party!
I don't know if I'll ever appreciate store-bought baklava again. It tastes so much more amazing when it's homemade. The nutella definitely took it over the top. My honey mixture never did make it to 230 either. It was more like 215 - 220 which worked out fine. Definitely a keeper.
COMPLETELY WORTH THE EFFORT! I made a mistake and added the cinnamon honey to the nut mixture but in the end, glad I did. Probably made the outside less sticky. Don't forgo the cinnamon honey. It smells heavenly. Best when eaten warm. Will definitely make again but prep nuts night before. :)
This dessert has the look, feel, and taste of baklava but with a little something extra. It's a very impressive dish for a special occasion. It was much easier to make than I'd anticipated, and it took two people preparing two pans about one hour to prepare (before putting it in the oven). We had one person layering phyllo and brushing butter and the other putting on nutella and nut mixture. Our honey mixture did boil over (and never got to 230) so keep an eye on it. I will definitely make this recipe again!