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

Examples of baklava in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While banana cream pie cheesecake and blueberry pie cheesecake are popular, the baklava cheesecake remains a perennial favorite. Roger Naylor, The Arizona Republic, 18 Feb. 2024 For dessert, there’s frozen yogurt with a honey drizzle, topped with crispy baklava. John Metcalfe, The Mercury News, 15 Jan. 2024 Gulf states and Jordan routinely report drug busts, with massive amounts of the drug found in everything from building panels to baklava shipments. Nadeen Ebrahim, CNN, 29 Sep. 2023 The orange blossom croissant is light with fresh, fruity, floral notes, but the real star of the show is the twice baked Baklava croissant, with real baklava filling between delectable layers of buttery, flaky goodness. Bon Appétit Contributor, Bon Appétit, 11 Jan. 2024 Very few other dishes have crossed religions as much as baklava. John Moretti, Smithsonian Magazine, 22 Aug. 2023 This honey cake recipe combines the concepts of baklava—a nutty, flaky Turkish treat—with family-friendly pull-apart bread. Karla Walsh, Better Homes & Gardens, 4 Jan. 2024 The real pièce de résistance, however, is Strawberry Moon, Goodtime’s signature restaurant, serving pan-Mediterranean fare from westerly tapenade to easterly baklava ice cream sandwiches. Brandon Presser, Harper's BAZAAR, 16 July 2023 The sheets peeked out from their plastic covers like the layers in baklava. Eren Orbey, The New Yorker, 20 Nov. 2023

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Word History



First Known Use

1902, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of baklava was in 1902

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“Baklava.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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