Chocolate chip cookie dough baklava _ the domestic rebel

So. Best moist banana bread recipe I kinda sorta trashed the living ish outta this baklava, but I’m not sure anyone will be too upset about it.

I remember the first time I tried Greek food. Banana loaf bread recipe I was dating this guy — we’ll call him A — and he and his family lived in downtown Sacramento in this gorgeous 40’s-era mansion. Light banana bread ‘A’ and his folks were really liberal and artsy and totally not at all like what I was used to, growing up in a pretty conservative-dominant neighborhood. Best banana bread ever They shopped at farmer’s markets and liked thrifting; they listened to obscure jazz musicians, traveled the world, and used organic soap.


Easy moist banana bread recipe Like, totally hippie-dippie-complete-opposite of everything I’ve ever known.

BUT. World’s best banana bread recipe Because of this, I got a couple of odd (but good-odd) dates with A. Best banana bread recipe moist Like, one time we went to a lecture for this supposedly-famous psychologist. Vegan banana bread recipe And another time we went to a really nice restaurant two hours away from home, just because. Banana nut bread recipe easy But my favorite date had to be the time his parents gave us tickets to a Greek Food Festival.

I wasn’t sure what to expect, but dude – Greeks are awesome. Homemade banana bread recipe And their food is ridiculously good. Very moist banana bread As a girl who grew up on Taco Bell and Twinkies, pastitsio, dolmas and moussaka were a whole new world for me. Banana nut bread recipe moist And don’t eeeeven get me started on baklava. Diabetic banana bread One bite of that heavenly, sticky-sweet confection and I was sold… and I don’t even really like honey all that much. Banana bread loaf It’s just something magical that the Greeks do to make phyllo and nuts taste like heaven. Easy to make banana bread I’m convinced they have voodoo powers or something.

ANYWHO. Banana bread moist Despite attending this food festival over 10 years ago (wait, omg.), I still had yet to make baklava. Delicious banana bread There was just something so … annoying? with all the preparation required in making it, and again – honey gives me the shivers. Banana bread from scratch But I decided to get over my weird honey-phobia and stick it to baklava by making it my own unique way — trashed up beyond recognition with chocolate chip cookie dough and a gooey brown sugar & vanilla simple syrup.

• Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Quick and easy banana bread recipe Liberally grease a 13×9″ pan with cooking spray; set aside. Great banana bread recipe Meanwhile, make your cookie dough: in a large bowl with a stand mixer, beat together the butter, brown sugar & sugar with a paddle attachment until creamy. Amazing banana bread recipe Add in milk and vanilla, beat to combine. Banana nut bread easy Lastly, add in the salt, flour, walnuts and chocolate chips until a soft dough has formed. Easy moist banana bread Set aside.

• Begin layering your phyllo in the pan. 4 banana bread recipe Place one sheet of phyllo in the bottom of the pan and brush it with melted butter. Easy quick banana bread Top with another piece of phyllo, brush it with butter, and repeat the process until you’ve stacked 10 pieces of phyllo on top of one another. How to make banana bread from scratch *NOTE: while you work, be sure to keep the rest of the phyllo dough covered with a damp cloth to prevent it from drying out.*

• Carefully press HALF of the chocolate chip cookie dough on top of the bottom phyllo layer. Banana bread best recipe You may want to take chunks of cookie dough, flatten them in your hand, and kind of form them into a layer by hand to prevent ripping the phyllo underneath.

• Repeat by adding TEN (10) more layers of buttered phyllo (buttering each sheet of phyllo after laying it), then top with the remaining cookie dough. Banana bread recipe 2 bananas Lastly, add the remaining phyllo dough, buttering each sheet as you layer. How to make banana bread moist Cut the baklava with a very sharp knife in square or diamond pattern.

• Bake for approx. Best banana nut bread 45 minutes or until golden and bubbly. Classic banana bread recipe Remove from the oven and immediately pour the vanilla & brown sugar simple syrup over top. Healthy banana nut bread Allow the baklava to set for at LEAST 6 hours, preferably overnight* before cutting completely into squares or diamonds and serving.

• If desired, feel free to drizzle on melted CandiQuik for an added chocolate drizzle garnish, as I did. Yummy banana bread recipe Store leftovers airtight, at room temperature, for a couple days.

• *TO MAKE THE SIMPLE SYRUP: Bring the water, brown sugar and vanilla to a boil in a small saucepan. Simple banana nut bread Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for about 10-15 minutes. Oatmeal banana bread Remove from heat.

This stuff is damn good, people. Bread banana The buttery cookie dough, crispy phyllo, crunchy walnuts and chocolate chips, and the drizzle of chocolate on top makes for such an indulgent, badass dessert. Banana bread recipe simple If you don’t like walnuts, feel free to leave them out – I liked adding them for crunch and to keep one traditional component to this baklava. Banana bread moist recipe You could also use pistachios, pecans or peanuts, or swap the cookie dough for a peanut butter, butterscotch or sugar cookie dough!

Oh gosh, don’t even get me started on Greek food, it really is awesome. Simply recipes banana bread Growing up, I was lucky enough to go to Greece on our holidays (vacation) each and every.single.year. Banana bread best As I kid, I was pretty fussy and I’d only eat a salad. Blueberry banana bread Now I’m all grown up with a grown-up palette to match, I love Greek food with a passion. Easy recipe banana bread My faves are Moussaka and Gyros is pretty awesome too, with Tzatziki!

But you know what? I’ve never ever tried Baklava, which is weird with all the Greek holidays n’ all. Best easy banana bread recipe Yours looks amazing and totally not wrecked at all. Quick easy banana bread And girl, chocolate chip Baklava is definitely where it’s at! Definitely going to try this and see what I’ve been missing all these years.

Lisa, it’s definitely a must-try AND you should have all the ingredients on hand, yeah? Sub chocolate chips for the drizzle on top if you can’t get baking chocolate. Chocolate chip banana bread recipe Easy peasy! And I am SO jelly that you regularly vacationed in Greece… I want to live close enough to hop on over to those pristine beaches and amazing food!

This looks AMAZING and I want to try it this weekend! One question…is it ABSOLUTELY necessary to let it set for 6 hours? I was thinking this could be delicious warm out of the oven with a side of vanilla ice cream.

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