Baklava, or as pronounced in Arabic: Baklawa, is surely one of the simplest Middle Eastern desserts that people love. It's available in a wide range of forms and fillings, with rolled baklava being the most common and popular.

INGREDIENTS: – 2 cups walnuts – 2 tbsp. brown sugar – ½ teaspoon cinnamon powder – ½ teaspoon cardamom powder – ½ cup butter melted – 12 sheets phyllo dough

INGREDIENTS: Simple Syrup – 2 cups granulated white sugar – 1 cup water at room temperature – 2 teaspoon lemon juice – ½ cup pistachio chopped

How to make Simple Syrup (Attar) – Carefully pour your sugar into the middle of the pot then add water and lemon juice. This simple syrup requires no stirring, so don’t stir your sugar. – Place on high heat for 8 minutes only. ( Set the timer. Otherwise, it can burn or get too thick)

How to make Simple Syrup (Attar) – Remove from the heat. The syrup will still be runny, however, it will get thicker as it cools down. – After it has cooled, store it in a jar. You can keep the simple syrup up to 6 months.

How to make walnut baklava rolls: – In a food processor, add your walnuts, brown sugar, cardamom powder, and cinnamon powder, then give it a couple of pluses until the walnuts are fine.

How to make walnut baklava rolls: – Place one sheet of phyllo dough on a flat surface and brush with melted butter.

How to make walnut baklava rolls: Add another phyllo sheet on top of the first one and brush it with more butter then sprinkle it with a good amount of chopped walnuts.

How to make walnut baklava rolls: – Place a wooden skewer at the top of the phyllo sheet and roll it up. – Scrunch the sides of filo towards the center, remove the skewer, and place the baklava rolls on a prepared baking pan.

How to make walnut baklava rolls: – Brush them with more butter and cut the rolls into thirds. – Preheat the oven then bake at 350°F for 25 minutes. Broil until golden.

How to make walnut baklava rolls: – Drizzle with cold simple syrup (Attar). – Garnish with chopped pistachios.