If you follow Thomas's recipe you will have perfect Baklava so don' t be afraid to make it. I used walnuts and did not put in the rose water. Since I like crispy Baklava I don't put the syrup on until I am ready to serve . I place each piece Baklava on my serving tray and put one teaspoon of syrup on each piece. Also, Baklava without the syrup freezes beautifully.