Ottoman layered pastry dessert

Baklava (Ottoman Turkish: باقلوا‎) is a traditional sweet made from pastry and often eaten as a dessert. It is known in many countries of the Middle East, Western Asia and the Balkan Peninsula. It is also developed from the cookery of the Ottoman Empire.[1] Baklava is a popular dessert in Turkey.[2][3] Baklava is made of thin pastry layers filled with nuts, pistachios or walnuts. It sweetened with special syrup or honey. Baklava can also be served with ice cream or kaymak (clotted cream). Baklava is also a popular dessert in Greece.[4]



  1. Isin, Priscilla Mary 2018. Bountiful Empire: a history of Ottoman cuisine. [1]
  2. "What is baklava—and where to find the best baklava in Istanbul?". Witt magazine. Archived from the original on 2013-10-04. Retrieved 2013-10-02.
  3. "Greek writers praise world-famous Turkish baklava". Daily News.
  4. "History of Baklava". 9 April 2018.

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