Traditional Layered Baklawa, Cut into Diamonds

Preparation info
  • Makes about

    25 pieces

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Delights from the Garden of Eden

By Nawal Nasrallah

Published 2019

  • About

The most commonly known shape of baklawa. Indeed, some people think that this is the only form that baklawa comes in. In Iraq, the rhombus is called baklawa after the way this baklawa is cut (more details in ‘The Rhombus Allure,’).


  • One 16 oz/450 g package fillo dough, thawed according to package directions
  • ½ to ¾


  • Preheat oven to 350°F/175°C/gas mark 4.
  • Brush with melted butter a pan half the size of the fillo dough sheets or the nearest in size. I use a 12x9in (30.520x23cm) pan. Because this baklawa goes fast, you might not need to cover the fillo sheets,