Whisky-Inspired Baklava

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Preparation info

  • Serves

    10–12

    Appears in

    Spirit & Spice

    By Ghillie Basan

    Published 2019

    • About

    Many people shy away from making baklava at home as it seems like it would be complicated to do but, if you buy the filo sheets rather than make them yourself, the rest is easy. I’m not saying that a top pastry chef in Turkey or the Middle East would approve, as baklava is the grandest of all sweet pastries and is a legacy of the Ottoman Empire. In the kitchens of the Topkapı Palace in Istanbul the paper-thin sheets of dough, the number of layers, the different texture of the nuts, the dens