bak·​la·​va | \ ˈbä-klə-ˌvä How to pronounce baklava (audio) , ˌbä-klə-ˈvä How to pronounce baklava (audio) \

Definition of baklava

: a dessert made of thin pastry, nuts, and honey

Examples of baklava in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Za’atar croissants, baklava cheesecake and tahini-chocolate cake are typical mashups inside Nicolas and Susanna Kurban’s Mediterranean bakery, a new grab-and-go offshoot of the couple’s Lebanese bistro on Delray’s Atlantic Avenue. Phillip Valys,, 8 Sep. 2021 Afrah in Richarson featured a lunch banquet buffet, a real amusement park with shawarma rides, a baklava log ride, and a hummus wave pool with swoops and slopes and good olive oil. Nick Rallo, Dallas News, 31 Aug. 2021 So order a cup of Turkish coffee and a piece of pistachio baklava, and get ready to delve into this fascinating metropolis. Katie Nadworny, Travel + Leisure, 16 Aug. 2021 The menu includes dishes such as seitan gyros and mushroom pitas, spanakopita and chickpea tagine, garlic scape za’atar flatbread and baklava., 13 July 2021 His father owned a pastry shop in Rhodes, where Anagnostou helped make philo from scratch for the shop’s signature baklava. Christina Tkacik,, 1 July 2021 Malushi hadn’t cooked professionally in over a decade when the two began spending their Sundays together making baklava, ćevapi, and, of course, burek. Ali Francis, Bon Appétit, 29 June 2021 Cousins Mohammad Morra and Waer Omar immigrated from Palestine and Jordan as teenagers and have run Feyrous Pastries since 1984, stocking Levantine goods and a wide variety of baklava. Aaron Gettinger, Star Tribune, 26 June 2021 Dessert is a Syrian version of baklava ($3), made with pistachio, walnuts and sugar syrup instead of honey, scented with rosewater and orange blossom water. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 27 May 2021

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First Known Use of baklava

1902, in the meaning defined above

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“Baklava.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.

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