Yield a 9x13''/23x33cm baking tray / 35x1.3 oz/40g bite size portions.
Process into meal and remove 2 oz/30g for topping. Continue to blend until it turns to paste.
Process pistachio with sugar to extra coarse.
Bring to boil and cook for 5 min. Use warm.
Line baking tray with plastic wrap and place a sheet of phyllo; butter thoroughly and repeat until you have 12 sheets layered. Refrigerate 10 minutes to set. Carefully, spread pistachio paste evenly and do likewise with ground pistachio. Drizzle some warm butter and top with 12 more buttered sheets of phyllo dough. Remove baklava from tray and top with parchment and flip over cutting board. Cut into 1.5''/3.75cm rectangle or smaller square shapes and transfer back on tray.
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Bake at 350ºF/180ºC for 45 to 50 min. Run a knife following the cutting pattern and pour warm syrup evenly and top with the saved ground pistachio (from the pistachio paste). Let rest to set for at least 5 hours prior eating allowing thus the syrup to penetrate within layers slowly. Store in sealed containers at room temp for weeks. Enjoy!
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This is the first recipe that I’ve made from Bruno and it was a hit with everyone. Took it to a grad party and people I didn’t even know came up to say how AMAZING this baklava was. How crunchy, the perfect kiss of sweet and the almond extract was the big secret taste/flavor. It was so delicious I made it again a week later so the family and neighbors could all enjoy it. This will now be one of my staple desserts for parties!