Bacon Baklava



200g pistachios
100g walnuts
12 slices crispy grilled bacon, crumbled
zest 3 limes
75g sugar
pinch ground cardamom
400g filo pastry
225g melted butter

honey syrup –
175g honey
125g sugar
juice of the limes
2 tbsp orange blossom water
250ml water

  1. Put the nuts, zest, sugar, cardamom, into a processor and pulse to form rough crumbs
  2. Grease and line a 22cm square baking dish. Cut filo to the size of the dish, butter and layer 6 sheets into the dish
  3. Add a third of nut mix and bacon, repeat, finishing with pastry(press down each layer as you go)
  4. Bake at 180c for an hour
  5. Make the syrup by boiling all together for 5mins
  6. As the baklava comes out of the oven pour the hot syrup over. Cool again and serve

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