Baklava. You may have heard about it a few times, but you may still be unsure on what it is. This delectable food is not meant to be missed out on! Here’s the breakdown behind this tasty treat that is a hit in a variety of places.
What is Baklava?
Baklava is a tasty Medditeranean dessert that consists of a crisp and light pastry stuffed with a variety of nuts (walnuts, pine nuts, pistachios, and almonds to be exact) and a selection of spices. Traditionally, these delicious pastries are held together by a syrup or honey, giving it a melt-in-your mouth texture that is super satisfying for all dessert lovers.
A Brief History on Baklava
The origins of this appetizing dessert are not exactly clear, but it is estimated that Baklava goes as far back as originating in Roman times (2nd century BCE). The current form of Baklava is thought to have been developed in the imperial kitchens of Istanbul, Turkey. The word Baklava is also thought to have originated from Ottoman Turkish.
How is Baklava Made?
Normally prepared in large pans, this dessert consists of layers of dough generously filled with nuts and spices, then soaked in a sweet honey/syrup/ or other sugary mixture. After baking, a hefty garnish of nuts completes this appetizing dessert. Baklava is best served at room temperature and is great for any celebration!
Baklava is a delicious dessert that should definitely be on your foods to try bucket list. This dessert has a very rich history, and is now enjoyed by many people because of it’s satisfying nutty sweet flavor. If you are looking to try this dessert, but are unsure where to go, then come visit and order at Zait Bistro Laguna. We have a tasty baklava to satisfy your sweet tooth!