Recipe: Mixed seed baklava

Mixed seed baklava. Picture: Supplied

Mixed seed baklava. Picture: Supplied

Sweeten up Valentine’s Day with a perfect Pouyoukas treat from the Mediterranean.

This mixed seed baklava recipe is a dessert to impress and will be greatly appreciated.

Baklava is one of those desserts that has a reputation for being difficult to make, but this recipe is surprisingly easy.

The rich, sweet flavour of this treat will melt anyone’s heart.


250g Pouyoukas omega seed mix
50g Pouyoukas sunflower seeds
2 tsp (30 ml) brown sugar
½ tsp (2.5 ml) ground cinnamon
½ tsp (2.5 ml) ground cloves
1 lemon zest
4 sheets filo pastry
150g butter, melted
1 cup (250 ml) honey
1 lemon peel
4 whole cloves
1 cinnamon stick


1. In a small bowl, combine the mixed seeds, sunflower seeds, brown sugar, ground cinnamon, ground cloves and lemon zest. Mix well and set aside.

2. Lay one sheet of filo pastry on a clean work surface and cover the other with a clean, damp tea towel. Cut the filo pastry lengthways and in half again. Brush each square with butter, add some of the filling to the centre of each square. Tuck the sides of the pastry over the filling and gently roll up, sealing the edge with butter.

3. Place seamside down onto a lined baking tray. Continue with the remaining pastry and filling. Brush the baklava with melted butter and scatter over any remaining filling or extra seeds.

4. Bake in a preheated 180°C oven for 10-12 minutes or until golden.

5. Put the honey, lemon peel, cloves and cinnamon stick in a saucepan and heat slowly over a low heat. Remove baklava from oven, place in a large dish and cover with warm honey.

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