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« on: October 29, 2010 10:24:02 AM »

I really wanted to make something totally gruesome for a Halloween Party tomorrow night, so I came up with this recipe. It's a spin off from my scary dream monster Freddy Krueger. He was the terror in my dreams when I was younger, chasing after me with those razor sharp claws. Baklava reminded me of skin with its many layers of phyllo dough. Once baked it has the crispy look of baked skin - add some blood food coloring - presto you have a totally grossed out dessert that is so yummy and bloody all at the same time!!!

Happy Halloween to all of my Craftster Friends!




What you will need:

Ingredients
1 (16 ounce) package phyllo dough
1 good amount of mixed chopped nuts
1 cup butter
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup water
1 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup honey
red and black gel food coloring
lime curd - for puss optional
 
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F(175 degrees C)

Chop nuts and toss with cinnamon in a bowl then set aside.






Boil sugar and water until sugar is melted. Add vanilla and honey. Simmer for about 20 minutes. Turn off heat then set aside and let cool.




Melt 2 sticks of butter. Once melted completely, butter the bottoms and sides of a 8x8 inch pan.





Unroll phyllo dough. Cut whole stack to fit the size of the pan. I just set the pan on top of the dough and cut around it to get the shape. Cover phyllo with a dampened cloth to keep from drying out as you work. Place two sheets of dough in pan, butter thoroughly. Repeat until you have 8 sheets layered in the bottom of the pan - this will be the base for the baklava.




Sprinkle 2 - 3 tablespoons of nut mixture on top. Top with two sheets of dough, butter, nuts, layering as you go. I had about 4 layers before I got to the last layer. My last layer I used Craisins Dried Cranberries to give a tart flavor.




The top layer should be about 6 - 8 sheets deep. Using a sharp knife cut into the skin either in a diamond or square shape all the way to the bottom of the pan. I cut the baklava into 5 long rows then turned the pan and cut again for a rectangle shape.





Using the same sharp knife - in each section make deep cuts or slashes on the tops of the skin ( baklava )



Your oven should be ready now to put your skin in. Bake for about 50 minutes until baklava is golden and crisp. Watch it about every 15 mins so you do not burn the dish.



Once you have removed the  baklava from oven and immediately spoon sauce over it. Let cool before you add your blood.
Pour on the simple syrup.



Now the fun part!!!
With a plastic knife and the gel food coloring, add some blood along the cut lines. I used black in the very center of the cut for a more dramatic look.





Enjoy!!!!









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« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2010 10:29:52 AM »

That is so crazy awesome!!! Omg, thanks so much for the tute! Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2010 10:32:48 AM »

Thanks so much!!!!! I had so much fun making it!

Happy Halloween
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« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2010 10:33:28 AM »

Wow!! This is fabulous!! Unlike many "gross" foods, it looks delicious as well! Thanks for the awesome tute!
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« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2010 10:43:52 AM »

Thanks Batgirl!!!! Happy Halloween!!!
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« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2010 10:57:28 AM »

This totally grossed me out for a second, but it actually looks really tasty! I hope that doesn't make me a psycho  Grin
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« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2010 11:13:16 AM »

This totally grossed me out for a second, but it actually looks really tasty! I hope that doesn't make me a psycho  Grin

To funny!!!
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« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2010 02:09:13 PM »

This is the coolest Halloween-themed thing I've seen yet this year (maybe I'm biased because I love baklava?)!  Awesome idea, and thanks so much for the tute!  I'm bookmarking it. Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2010 02:24:03 PM »

That's pretty cool. I love it. Totally creepy looking, plus I love baklava.
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« Reply #9 on: October 29, 2010 03:16:04 PM »

i love this!  your Instructible made it into the newsletter, so I was already impressed with your mad skills.  I will be making this for a party tomorrow (since i love baklawa!)
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« Reply #10 on: October 29, 2010 03:18:08 PM »

!  Actually it's still open in another tab right now! ^ ^
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« Reply #11 on: October 29, 2010 03:21:56 PM »

i love this!  your Instructible made it into the newsletter, so I was already impressed with your mad skills.  I will be making this for a party tomorrow (since i love baklawa!)

Hey thanks - I didn't know about the newsletter. I have to check it out!!!!

Happy Halloween!
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« Reply #12 on: October 30, 2010 08:25:11 PM »

Fantastically gruesome!  Yet it still looks delicious...  does that make me weird? Tongue
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« Reply #13 on: October 30, 2010 09:22:09 PM »

yummy! looks amazing! great idea!
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« Reply #14 on: October 31, 2010 02:14:24 PM »

Great idea!! I love it!! Happy Halloween!!  Cheesy
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« Reply #15 on: October 08, 2012 02:33:47 PM »

Fantastic thank you :-) been looking for some interesting food for our special Halloween celebrations and being Turkish this is by far the best and funniest! :-)
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« Reply #16 on: October 10, 2012 08:53:10 AM »

I am so making this for my party!!! Thanks!
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