Baklava

Costa Levante News - - WINE AND DINE -

Baklava is a rich, very sweet dessert pas­try made with lay­ers of filo filled with chopped nuts – typ­i­cally wal­nuts or pis­ta­chios and sweet­ened with honey or syrup that is pop­u­lar in the Mid­dle East, Greece and Turkey.

Each layer of pas­try is brushed with melted but­ter be­fore the next is added and after bak­ing a syrup which may in­clude honey, rose­wa­ter or orange wa­ter is poured over and al­lowed to soak in then gar­nished with nuts.

It is thought to have orig­i­nated from the Ot­toman Em­pire in the 15th cen­tury and was con­sid­ered a food for the wealthy.

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