Baklava beyond borders

Preparation info
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    18 x 24 x 7

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Appears in
Pomegranates & Artichokes: Recipes and memories of a journey from Iran to Italy

By Saghar Setareh

Published 2023

  • About

Baklava, with its many buttered layers of filo pastry stuffed with chopped nuts — usually pistachios, but also walnuts and almonds — then baked and drenched in syrup, is a sweet that connects the Levant to North Africa, to Central Asia, and even to India. There are regional variations in the syrup, such as the addition of honey in Greece and some Balkan countries, which makes their baklava much sweeter and stickier, and the addition of rosewater and orange blossom water in the Levant, and c