Baklava slice




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All the flavour of baklava, but without too much sweetness.



For the baklava slice

  • 115g butter – melted
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ⅓ cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Finely grated zest of ½ lemon
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 cups mixed walnuts, pecans and pistachios – roasted and chopped

For the honey icing

  • 60g butter
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 3 cups icing sugar
  • Finely grated zest of ¼ lemon
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • A pinch of salt
  • A little boiling water, if needed
  • Chopped roasted pistachios, to garnish


For the baklava slice

  • Preheat the oven to 180°C (160°C fan bake). Line a 20cm square slice tin with baking paper.
  • Beat together the butter, sugar, honey, salt, cinnamon, vanilla and lemon zest until smooth.
  • Add the egg and beat again.
  • Gently mix in the flour then fold in the nuts.
  • Transfer to the prepared tin and bake for 28–30 minutes or until puffed and golden brown. Leave to cool while you make the icing.
  • To make the Honey Icing, melt the butter and honey in a medium saucepan. Add the icing sugar, lemon zest and juice and salt and beat for a few minutes until pale and fluffy. If it seems to thick, thin with a little boiling water.
  • Spread the icing over the cooled slice. Sprinkle with the extra chopped pistachios and refrigerate until the icing is set before cutting into wedges.