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Help! Can you freeze Baklava?

Last post Nov 15, 2003 9:48 PM by Sstaci . 4 replies.


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  • Help! Can you freeze Baklava?
    I want to make Baklava for Christmas this year and was wondering if it could be made in advance and frozen? If so, how far in advance is safe?

    Thanks!
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  • RE: Help! Can you freeze Baklava?
    I dont know how long but a local restaurant serves baclava and waitress showed me they get it frozen (already cut) in big sheet pans. I would guess it freezes very well. THe restaurant microwaves it to make you think it is fresh homemade
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  • RE: Help! Can you freeze Baklava?
    Baklava contains very little water, and therefore will freeze with little damage. I'd recommend you under-bake it a little (pull it out before fully browned), cool it fully, wrap in heavy plastic wrap and then in foil.

    When your ready to use it, warm it in a 325 degree oven. (I did this with strudel for my wedding--it came out like fresh-baked.)
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  • RE: Help! Can you freeze Baklava?
    If the recipe calls for baking the baclava, then pouring a honey syrup over it (my recipe does), I'd bake it, freeze it, thaw it, then pour the syrup (which I'd probably heat) when I wanted to serve it.
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  • RE: Help! Can you freeze Baklava?
    Thanks for your help!
    I thought it could be frozen, but have never attempted it. I should have, but never thought about the water content, which makes total sense.

    I am on vacation the week following Thanksgiving, so I will let you know how it turned out!

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