Baklava Slice

Delightfully nutty with a hint of zesty orange, this slice will have everyone reaching for seconds. Sit back, and settle in with a cup of tea, ‘cos you’re in for a treat.

Prep:
15 min
Cook:
30 min
Serves:
16

Ingredients

Base
  1. 1 ½ cups (225g) plain flour
  2. ¼ tsp bicarbonate soda
  3. Pinch of salt
  4. ¼ tsp cinnamon
  5. 115g unsalted butter, melted
  6. ¼ cup (55g) caster sugar
  7. ¼ cup (55g) firmly packed, brown sugar
  8. 1 tsp Queen Natural Vanilla Extract
  9. 1 tsp orange zest
Topping
  1. 1/2 cup (60g) pecans, chopped
  2. 1/2 cup (60g) walnuts, chopped
  3. 1/2 cup (60g) pistachios, chopped
  4. 1/3 cup (55g) lightly packed brown sugar
  5. 1 ½ tsp cinnamon
  6. Pinch of ground cloves
  7. Pinch of nutmeg
  8. 60g unsalted butter, melted
Syrup
  1. 1/3 cup (120g) honey
  2. 3 tbsp (60ml) water
  3. 1 tbsp (20ml) fresh orange juice
  4. 1 tsp Queen Vanilla Bean Paste

Method - Base

  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 180°C (fan forced), grease and line a 30cm x 20cm brownie pan with baking paper.

  2. Step 2

    Combine flour, bicarb, salt & cinnamon in a large bowl. Add melted butter, sugars, vanilla and orange zest, mixing until well combined. Press into prepared tin and bake for 15 minutes until evenly golden.

Method - Topping

  1. Step 1

    Combine all ingredients and mix well. Spoon over cooked base while it is still warm and bake for an additional 10 minutes until golden and aromatic.

Method - Syrup

  1. Step 1

    Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan over low-medium heat, simmering for 12-15 minutes or until mixture is thickened. Allow to cool slightly before drizzling over cooked slice.

  2. Step 2

    To serve, cut into triangle pieces with a sharp knife. Makes a delicious treat served with double cream and a cup of tea!