200g pistachios

100g walnuts

12 slices crispy grilled bacon, crumbled

zest 3 limes

75g sugar

pinch ground cardamom

400g filo pastry

225g melted butter

honey syrup –

175g honey

125g sugar

juice of the limes

2 tbsp orange blossom water

250ml water


1. Put the nuts, zest, sugar, cardamom, into a processor and pulse to form rough crumbs

2. Grease and line a 22cm square baking dish. Cut filo to the size of the dish, butter and layer 6 sheets into the dish

3. Add a third of nut mix and bacon, repeat, finishing with pastry(press down each layer as you go)

4. Bake at 180c for an hour

5. Make the syrup by boiling all together for 5mins

6. As the baklava comes out of the oven pour the hot syrup over. Cool again and serve