Baklava in ten minutes
December 29, 2010 • Category: Dessert
For those of you still scrambling to come up with a speedy dessert for a New Year’s eve party I have uploaded a video version of my ten-minute baklava post.
For the recipe, click here.
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Lovely video!!! And you look good in it to! Congratilations!
On December 30, 2010 at 12:20 am
10 minute baklava oh what a great video!! I love your tv prescence, your too cute!!
On December 30, 2010 at 12:58 am
How can I find the recipes
On April 1, 2021 at 2:32 am
very interesting technique and great video ..mabruk!…my only question/concern would be, by not spreading the butter on the sheets ,especially the crumpled ones, do you not get areas of dough that are undercooked ,white or rawish? using the syrup in the filling rather than sugar is excellent..never was a big baklava person always prefered mamoul or namoura..
On December 30, 2010 at 1:12 am
@Samir: Love your pertinent remarks! I douse it very generously with butter after the sheets are crumpled up; but buttering two layers at a time does reduce the amount of butter significantly; if you like more, then you squirt more. The sheets are a bit drier but the overall effect is crispy and sweet, just not too much. Just a matter of taste. If you like it richer, then squirt more and pour more syrup on it. 🙂
On December 30, 2010 at 12:02 pm
This is a very good video and good recipe, Thanks for sharing. Happy New Year to you and all at home.
On December 30, 2010 at 1:19 am
Hi Joumana. Loved your video!! I enjoyed watching you make your baklava and you are so professional and natural in front of the camera.
On December 30, 2010 at 1:58 am
Tina Aboulkhoudoud says:
Great video Joumana!!! I always baked mine and then cut .I am going to try it your way !Looks so yummy.Happy New Year!!
On December 30, 2010 at 2:17 am
A great video!!
Loved the music and the apron 😉
The baklavas look divine!!
On December 30, 2010 at 3:40 am
Thanks for the link, such a simple and yummy baklavas..
On December 30, 2010 at 3:48 am
A lovely video! Great job!
On December 30, 2010 at 5:09 am
Wonderful idea!…..I saw the video last night, and it is well explained!!….the best for 2011, and all the years after….te deseo lo mejor para el 2011, 2012, 2013 y ad-infinitum…..hay desear lo mejor no solo el año que sigue…..sino siempre!!…..Abrazotes, Marcela
On December 30, 2010 at 9:03 am
Steve @ HPD says:
Ten minutes? Seriously? Gotta try this. Thanks! And cheers!
On December 30, 2010 at 10:59 am
What a wonderful video, you are lovely on camera! I think I want to try to make baklava now!
Have a Happy New Year! I know what I am bringing to the party! 😀
On December 30, 2010 at 11:01 am
Thank you! Thank you!
On December 30, 2010 at 11:04 am
Bookmarked! I always buy my baklava iimagining it to be a 3-day process. this will be fun to figure out on a cold day when I’m inside looking for cooking inspiration! Happy New Year!
On December 30, 2010 at 11:37 am
So easy! great recipe, I always buy my baclavas, from now on they’ll be homemade! thanks Joumana, and big hugs
On December 30, 2010 at 11:42 am
Wonderful video, Joumana! Very professional and thorough. Loved watching you and hearing your voice 🙂
On December 30, 2010 at 12:08 pm
Joumana, I remember the original post well and your video presentation is very good! You’re relaxed, know what you’re doing and you’ll connect well with followers of your blog with future installments.
On December 30, 2010 at 12:17 pm
I loved the video and you make it all seem so easy! Hope you do more video productions. Very nice.
On December 30, 2010 at 2:48 pm
This is a magnificent demestration, I’ve assembeled some valuable information, and tips on making this popular dessert. It will help me bravely and confidently go forth into the wonderful world of baking.
Joumana, you are my mentor, you have a fantastic website, beautifully presented with gorgeous photos. I love all your recipes, they’re always a hit. Thank you for expanding my cooking skills, It’s great to find a nice site with all the recipes I have been trying to find for a long time. I am incredibly indebted to you.
Your next project should be a cookbook or a DVD. The apron that you’re wearing is so cool, are you selling them?
On December 30, 2010 at 4:27 pm
@Sylvia: People like you keep me going! Thanks so much for all your encouragements and I hope I can deserve some of the compliments you have generously bestowed on me over the years. I wish you a great new year 2011! (no the apron was a gift from my kids! 🙂
On December 30, 2010 at 5:05 pm
Heureuse de faire ta connaissance via cette vidéo.
Une parfaite réalisation très bien expliquée en plus.
Je note ta version. J’aime beaucoup l’idée des feuilles froissées et celle du sirop dans les fruits secs.
Très bonne année Joumana et tous mes vœux pour celle nouvelle année.
P.S : tu es toujours au Liban ou de nouveau aux States?
On December 30, 2010 at 5:06 pm
@Nadji: Je suis aux States jusqu’à ce que ma fille termine ses études secondaires puis c’est la rentrée en principe permanente à Beyrouth. D’ici quelques mois…
On December 30, 2010 at 7:43 pm
TS of eatingclub says:
Actually, I’ve decided to do this 10-minute baklava for our NY Eve party now. Then, lo and behold, I see this video post! =D
Thanks for the video! OK… now we have to go to a whackload of prep for tomorrow’s party.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
On December 30, 2010 at 7:36 pm
I absolutely adore your video!!! The recipe looks great and I’m thrilled that you’ve suggestions for reducing the total amount of butter as I try to manage my cholesterol with diet. What really blew me away was seeing you in action! I’ve been following your blog for a while now and imagine that I’ve gotten a sense of you through your recipes. Seeing you speak, move around and cook was breathtaking! More than I’d ever imagined. When are you starting your cable program?
On December 30, 2010 at 7:51 pm
That was such a great idea to show your technique with a video. It certainly is a more practical and useful way to give us the recipe. I may say in the video you look younger than the photo.
On December 30, 2010 at 8:01 pm
Joumana, Fantastic video, Steven saw it first and called me right away! More please 🙂
On December 30, 2010 at 8:20 pm
T.W. Barritt says:
Fantastic video, Joumana! How nice to see you “live” and see how easy it really is to make baklava. Best wishes for a wonderful New Year!
On December 30, 2010 at 9:24 pm
You are every bit as fabulous in action as I thought you would be! Now we must work on getting you a cooking show, that would rule!!!
On December 30, 2010 at 9:56 pm
Wonderful video, Joumana. You look softer and younger than I imagined and you are very talented. Happy New Year!
On December 30, 2010 at 10:16 pm
Loved the video. You are a natural. Your a culinary instructor in your day job, right?
On December 31, 2010 at 12:19 am
I greatly enjoyed watching your fantastic video, Joumana! Luckily, we have a large Turkish community in Vienna, so great baklava is never far away. I love your speedy recipe. Can’t wait to try it! Wishing you and your family a happy and healthy New Year. Looking forward to more videos. 🙂
On December 31, 2010 at 5:08 am
Yes, you look so at ease with the camera. I think we should have a Taste of Beirut TV series !
On December 31, 2010 at 5:58 am
Great recipe.. you are a natural for the camera… when are you doing a show??? Happy New Year to you!
On December 31, 2010 at 10:40 am
turkey's for life says:
We are yet to brave the video-making process – and I can’t imagine ever being brave enough to do it! Congratulations.
Happy New Year and best wishes for 2011. Looking forward to learning more about Middle Eastern cooking through your blog.
On December 31, 2010 at 10:48 am
Nice job on your video! And my husband is eternally grateful that I cannot complain that bak lava will take too long. He LOves it. Happy New Year.
On December 31, 2010 at 11:19 am
Mark Wisecarver says:
Awesome! Curious…my family is from Beirut and call it Baklawa, do you also but used “baklava” just for the video?
On December 31, 2010 at 12:28 pm
@Mark: I was afraid if I said ba’laawa, people would be wondering what I am referring to! when in Rome,….
On December 31, 2010 at 12:38 pm
This video rocks! My first thought was baklava in 10 minutes, hmmm. Oh my, it can be done. You shared the method in such a way that an average home cook like myself could tackle. I just love it. Bakalava is a fabulous dessert but can be perceived to be complicated.
Happy New Year!
On December 31, 2010 at 12:54 pm
Dear Joumana – You are lovely! And I loved hearing your voice and coming as close to meeting you in person. Such a delight after all the comments we have exchanged ovr the past.
The video is beautifully done and you are honestly lovely to watch.
Chow! Devaki @ weavethousandflavors
On December 31, 2010 at 12:57 pm
What a great video, Joumana! It was very informative and the baklava looks fantastic. Hope we get to see more videos from you! Wishing you and yours a very happy New Year!
On December 31, 2010 at 1:01 pm
Lentil Breakdown says:
You must have been a movie star in a previous life. You made it look so easy!
On December 31, 2010 at 1:22 pm
Oh My..what an awesome video!!! I LOVE it! You are a pro and love the easy Baklava recipe! You look gorgeous by the way! 🙂 So happy to have met you! Happy New Year Dear Joumana!
On December 31, 2010 at 3:10 pm
Une recette magnifique que j’aime bien.
Je te félicite pour la vidéo, elle est trés bien faite, tu es trés charmante et classe, tout est bien en ordre, rien à dire que félicitation et bienvenue dans le monde de la vidéo. Bravo !
Je n’oublie pas de te souhaiter une trés bonne année pleine de joie, de bonheur, de santé et de réussite.
On December 31, 2010 at 7:49 pm
Anna Sicher says:
Loved your video Joumana….great job, so professional! That’s certainly different than my mother taught me. Will try it! Happy New Year!
On January 1, 2011 at 11:07 pm
tobias cooks! says:
Great job! I will link to the video in my weekly roundup of the German blog.
On January 2, 2011 at 6:54 am
Bria @ WestofPersia says:
Lovely job. Great video, Joumana!
On January 2, 2011 at 4:51 pm
Joumana, I love your video so much that I am sending the link to your post to all of my friends! xoxo 🙂
On January 3, 2011 at 6:16 pm
Great recipe and video, and nice to see you in action!
On January 3, 2011 at 10:38 pm
Hi.I am so pleased that I stumbled upon this website today. Congratulations on an excellent website that contains achievable recipes with a home-made feel to them. By the way, since it is “Ghtas” tomorrow, do you have a recipe for “Zlebyeh.” Thanks and well done.
On January 5, 2011 at 9:28 am
@George: Thanks for reminding me! I don’t have a recipe for zlabyeh yet but I will soon! I just totally forgot about “Ghtas” this time! Will have to do them this week for sure.
On January 5, 2011 at 11:45 am
Joumana, I love your voice! You should post videos more often! 10 minute baklava is impressive!
On January 7, 2011 at 10:59 am
merci Joumana pour cette superbe vidéo!! beaucoup plus belle que celles de professionnels !! explications bien détaillées et présence chaleureuse!! bonne journée! bises!
On January 10, 2011 at 6:26 am
Now I have no excuse to kick my baklava-eating habit – baklava in 10 minutes! What could be better!
On January 11, 2011 at 2:41 am
The Gypsy Chef says:
What a wonderful video. I feel like I can make Baklava now! great job. Thanks for the instruction. I’ll let you know how it goes.
On January 29, 2011 at 11:12 pm
Umm Mymoonah says:
This looks great, your video is perfect. Well explained, I really appreciate your efforts.
Next time when I make baklava, I’ll definitely follow your version 🙂
On February 23, 2011 at 1:55 pm
how do you make the syrup. i cant find it on the website.
On August 31, 2011 at 1:27 pm
@Shahina: the recipe for the syrup is at the bottom of the post as well as in every post on Arabic desserts on this blog
On August 31, 2011 at 3:00 pm
buy baklava says:
One of best desserts on the planet. Thanks for sharing this amazing video. Great job !
On February 20, 2012 at 7:41 am
Thanks for the video! I tried this over the traditional method, and the crumpled part of the baklava is undercooked even though I baked it for quite a long time. Haven’t tasted yet , but I do have to say that baking got tricky even though I saved time in making it.
On December 31, 2014 at 6:51 am
@Helen: This is the first time I hear of this issue. How much butter did you use?For phyllo dough to cook in a reasonably hot oven takes only minutes, crumpled or not. I am sorry to hear you had trouble with it. 🙁
On January 3, 2015 at 9:46 am
Soupe Brule Graisse says:
super article merci
On December 11, 2015 at 9:58 am
MARLENE HOLDEN says:
I can’t find the recipe…please help..it’s one of my favorites but can’t do it anymore because of MS… 10 minutes would be awesome! I can’t find recipe…it gone!
On January 9, 2016 at 12:52 am
MARLENE HOLDEN says:
I can’t find recipe of the 10 minute baklava…it’s gone!
On January 9, 2016 at 12:53 am
@MARLENE HOLDEN: I will look for it and post it again. Sorry about that, have had a lot of problems since the site was redesigned and planning to fix them as soon as possible. Thanks for your patience Marlene.
On January 11, 2016 at 3:50 pm
@MARLENE HOLDEN: https://www.tasteofbeirut.com/10-minute-baklava/
On January 11, 2016 at 3:59 pm
Barbara lewis says:
We made this recipe (with only a few tweaks to our syrup) and it was fantastic. I was skeptical of the wadded up sheets but you never notice it when it’s all done. I liked that you use less butter as it remains crispy for days. We found it easier to cut the baklava BEFORE buttering the top in case you want to try it that way. The key to this recipe is pouring the syrup only in the creases as shown. Everyone that tried our baklava said it’s the best they’ve ever had!
On January 13, 2018 at 4:12 am