Baklavas are delicious layers of spicy nuts and crisp filo pasty coated in a sweet honey syrup.
Line a greased 20.5 x 28cm (8 x 11") Swiss roll tin with 4 layers of buttered filo pastry.
Combine 125g (5oz) of brown sugar with the nuts and Cinnamon. Sprinkle half the mixture over the pastry and cover with a further 4 sheets of buttered filo pastry. Sprinkle over the remaining sugar and nut mixture. Cover with the remaining 4 sheets of buttered filo pastry.
Trim the edges, score into rectangles and bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown.
Place the remaining sugar in a saucepan with the honey, Cinnamon Stick and Cloves. Add 150ml (¼ pint) water, bring to the boil and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove the spices and pour over the warm Baklavas.
Allow to cool before cutting into pieces. Serve warm or cold, with cream if desired.
Pre-heat the oven to 190°C, 375°F, Gas Mark 5.