I made this for my Progressive Dinner group. We really enjoyed it. I added another set of layers in the middle. I couldn't find raw pistachios so I used cooked but soaked them and allowed them to dried before chopping them in the food processor. They were fine. My Greek mother-in-law always scored through the top of the phyllo before baking to allow for easier cutting at serving.
This was my first attempt at making Baklava and it turned out very nicely. My family really enjoyed it. It wasn't my favorite, but that's just because I'm not much of a "nut lover"...lol. I kept picking around the center and eating the pastry though... it was really light and flaky... and just the right amount of sweet... yummy,yummy...*smile*
This Baklava recipe is very good!!! I have received many wonderful comments from Turkish people who have tried it. I used a little less of the lemon grind and honey and a little more sugar, so it's not too lemony.