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Baklava Macs from SweetMacShop

Make these three-part macs and watch them disappear. Great for holidays, great for summer!
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Ingredients
  

Ingredients for Simple Syrup for Baklava Macs

  • 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 Tbls. freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 Tbls. honey

Ingredients for Baklva Topping

  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1/8 cup granulated sugar
  • tsp. cinnamon

Instructions
 

Directions for Simple Syrup for Baklava Macs

  • Combine sugar, water and lemon juice in a small sauce pan and stirring continually, cook over moderate heat until the sugar dissolves.
  • Increase heat to high and begin timing from the moment the syrup boils.  Cook briskly, uncovered, for about 5 minutes.
  • Remove pan from heat and stir in honey. Pour the syrup into a pitcher or other container with a pour spout, and set aside to cool. Later you will add this to the buttercream and also directly to the mac.

Directions for Baklava Topping

  • Whirl together in food processor, until nuts are roughly chopped. Set aside.

How to Modify the American Buttercream for Baklava

  • Cut down the whipping cream in the original LARGER recipe to just 2 Tablespoons, adding instead one-fourth cup of the Simple Syrup.  The consistency will change, but trust me, it’s still pipeable!
  • --OR--
  • Cut down the whipping cream in the new SMALLER recipe to just 1 Tablespoon, adding instead one-eighth cup of the Simple Syrup.  The consistency will change, but trust me, it’s still pipeable!