Welcome to the beginning of my “Big Book of Baklava”
I remember the first time I tasted baklava. I don’t know what struck me first—the alluring crunch of the flaky Filo dough, the toothiness of the nut filling, the unctuous combination of butter and syrup, or the previously unknown to me flavor of a subtle dosing of rosewater.
Baklava is the quintessential Turkish dessert, legendary for its luscious flavor, delicate pastry, and indulgent use of honey, butter, and perfumes. My love for baklava led me to delve deep into its history. I have been independently researching and recreating food history for 30 years.
Join me on my Baklava journey!