Sarah and Emily Yoho made baklava with Grandpa Max, on a Saturday in July, 2011.
Emily remembered having this delicious honey-smothered dessert. Grandpa Max had made it once for her birthday.
Sarah was interested in trying it after her birthday in April.
Finally, it was baking day! Emily and Sarah piled phyllo dough (paper-thin, like parchment), layer by layer, into the baking pans, painting each layer with melted butter. After ten layers. one-third of the brown sugar/nuts/flaked coconut was spread.
Next, ten more layers, more filling, ten more layers, more filling, ten more layers. Cutting the baklava into diamonds took a ruler and knife. Next, a glaze of sugar/water/honey. Our gals took away the baked goods with carrier lids. Great fun!