Ramadan Rice-Paper Baklava

Güllaç

Preparation info

  • Serves

    4

    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

Anatolia

By David Dale and Somer Sivrioglu

Published 2015

  • About

Güllaç is thought to be the original form of baklava, which was turned into a more elaborate dish by the chefs in the palaces of the Ottoman sultans. For eleven months of the year in Turkey, it is almost impossible to find sheets of güllaç —a fine dried pastry made of cornflour (cornstarch). That’s because it‘s an ingredient associated with the banquet served after sunset during the fasting month of Ramadan.

I used to serve güllaç in my restaurant for one mon