Definition of baklava in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈbakləvə
, bəˈklɑːvə/


[mass noun]
  • A dessert originating in the Middle East made of filo pastry filled with chopped nuts and soaked in honey.
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    • A favorite dessert is baklava (flaky pastry dough with nuts soaked in sweet syrup).
    • If this is so, baklava actually pre-dated filo, and the paper-thin pastry we know today was probably an innovation of the Ottoman sultan's kitchens at Topkapi palace in Istanbul.
    • Typical desserts include placinte, a kind of pie, and baclava, a pastry made of nuts and honey.



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