1- Preheat the owen to 180 deg.celsius (350 deg.fahr) and grease a 25 x 30 cm baking dish.
2- Brush dish with melted butter.
3- Place one sheet of filo pastry in bottom of dish and brush with melted butter.
4- Place another sheet of pastry and brush the top with melted butter.
5- Continue this until you use half of the filo pastry.
6- Sprinkle with chopped nuts.
7- Place the remaining layers of filo pastry, brushing each one with melted butter.
8- Brush the top with melted butter and cut into diamond shapes.
9- Bake until golden.
10- To make the syrup, place the above ingredients in a saucepan and boil on medium heat stirring constantly.
11- Let simmer for 15 minutes.
12- Pour hot syrup over cooled baklava.
13- Allow to cool and absorb syrup before serving.