Luxurious Turkish Baklava

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The luxurious Turkish baklava is considered the most important food in Turkish cuisine. So we will talk about the luxurious Turkish baklava preparıng method.
One of the advantages of Turkish cuisine is that it has a long history, and has been influenced over time by Kurdish, Persian, Indian, Arab, and Armenian cuisine.

What is Turkish baklava?

Turkish baklava, or “gulash” in Turkish, is a sweet pastry made of thin layers of dough, and it has several types, including baklawa with pistachios and baklawa with walnuts, and sweetened by pouring sugar or honey on it, and this makes it more cohesive.

Turkish baklawa is famous in Arab, Asian, and Middle Eastern cuisines, as well as Levantine, Maghreb, South Asian, Caucasian, and Balkan cuisines, and is among the 16 non-European foods and drinks that have been awarded honorary status, and are included in the list of the 10 most famous foods in the world.

In the Levantine, there is a very similar recipe that could be a new taste for baklava lovers which is called Znoud El Sit, It consists of baklava dough stuffed with cream or pudding and poured over it, and then garnished with shredded pistachios, and in the recent period, it was served decorated with cream, chocolate or Nutella instead of immersing it in syrup.

Luxurious Turkish Baklava

Difficulty: Intermediate Prep Time 15 min Cook Time 55 min Total Time 1 hr 10 mins Servings: 10


Diameter ingredient

Stuffing Ingredients


How to prepare the syrup

  1. Mix grated orange peel, cinnamon, honey, water, and sugar in a saucepan over low heat.

  2. Stir the mixture, then leave it on high heat until it boils well.

  3. Remove the pot from the heat, then put the rose water, and leave it aside until it cools.

Preparing the filling for Turkish baklava

  1. Mix the sugar, spices, cinnamon, and almonds well in a bowl until the ingredients are homogeneous.

Turkish baklava preparation

  1. Turn on the oven to 180 ° C, then grease the baking tray with a little butter.

  2. Roll out a layer of baklava dough, then brush it with a little butter.

  3. Repeat this step until you have used half the dough, brushing each layer with butter.

  4. Spread the filling mixture over the dough layers until completely covered.

  5. Roll out the rest of the baklava dough, brushing each layer with butter.

  6. Divide the baklava into equal-sized squares, then sprinkle the ground pistachios on top.

  7. Place the baklava tray in the oven for at least forty minutes, until golden brown.

  8. Remove the tray from the oven, then pour the syrup directly on it.

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