What is Baklava

Posted by Wessam Hashem on Friday, September 28, 2012

Baklava has a rich history that dates back hundreds of years and has been claimed by many ethnic groups. Its delicious and complex flavor is celebrated by people around the world. 

Phyllo dough, which is paper-thin sheets of dough, is layered 40 times or more and stuffed with fresh nuts such as pistachio and walnuts. Natural ingredients such as pure butter ghee (clarified butter), rose water and orange blossom water are also used. These delicate pastries are then gently soaked in a lightly sweetened syrup and baked to perfection.

Types of baklava

Baklava Fingers:   Cashew filled baklava rolls (Click here for more info)

40 Piece Fingers Half Tray


24 Piece Baklava Walnut Half Tray

Birds Nest Baklava: Multi Layer cashew & pistachio filled Baklava (Click here for more info)

20 Piece Burma Half Tray


Serving Suggestion 


Baklava is the perfect after dinner dessert and also goes extremely well with coffee and tea, so feel free to serve it to guests on any occasion. Try it with our signature Hashems Turkish Coffee.

Also try serving baklava with delicious halva ice cream on the side. To make halva ice cream simply take 1 pint pure vanilla bean ice cream (softened) and fold into it 3oz of halva. Baklava can be stored at room temperature for 30 days and in the fridge for up to 45 days. Best served at room temperature. 


Baklava Gift


Because baklava is such and esquisite pastry, it makes the perfect gift for any occasion. Are you tired of taking the same old cake or chocolate when visiting friends and loved ones? Then baklava is the perfect choice to impress anyone your visiting. 


Baklava Ingredients
 
Phyllo dough, clarified butter, nuts, sugar syrup, sugar and natural flavors.


Here are some interesting links on baklava... History of Baklava..  Baklava Recipe... Baklava Calories... Baklava Pictures...

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