1. 1 ½ cups (225g) plain flour

  2. ¼ tsp bicarbonate soda

  3. Pinch of salt

  4. ¼ tsp cinnamon or Queen Cinnamon Baking Paste

  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


  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. Pinch of ground cloves

  6. Pinch of nutmeg

  7. 1 ½ tsp cinnamon or Queen Cinnamon Baking Paste

  8. 60g unsalted butter, melted


  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. 1

    Preheat oven to 180°C (fan forced), grease and line a 26cm x 16cm slice or brownie tin with baking paper.

  2. 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 12-15 minutes until evenly golden.

Method - Topping

  1. 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. 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. 2

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

Recipe Notes:
If using Queen Cinnamon Baking Paste, incorporate paste into wet ingredients.

Slice will keep for 3 days in a airtight container.

Comments & Reviews

There are a few baklava lovers in my family and so I made this- I think it disappeared more quickly than a tray of baklava does! Everybody, even those not fussed on baklava, absolutely loved this! I bake a lot of slices and this would be one of the most popular ever.