bak·​la·​va | \ˈbä-klə-ˌvä, ˌbä-klə-ˈvä \

Definition of baklava 

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

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Offerings of more spinach and butternut squash soon vanish, too, and the whole thing ends not with a Zimbabwean sweet but with tiny crisp triangles of baklava and ice cream. Grant Cornett, Vogue, "The Rise of Refugee Cuisine—a Food-World Trend to Feel Good About," 17 Aug. 2018 There’s no mystery in baklava, that honeyed bite of shatterglass phyllo dough. Mike Sutter, San Antonio Express-News, "Review: New Dominion restaurant Acú Bistro Bar aims high but misses a few," 7 June 2018 And for those who already clearly know their moussaka, their tzatziki and their baklava, this is just like home. Joan Cary, Aurora Beacon-News, "Guide to outdoor dining in Chicago suburbs: Basil’s Greek Dining in Aurora," 8 July 2018 Her baklava is an alternative Georgian version, paglava, that resembles a babka wrapped in crisp pastry, and her oozing chocolate doughnut holes are Middle Eastern only in the hint of rosewater. Jonathan Gold,, "At Middle Eastern restaurants, it all starts with hummus. Jonathan Gold says Bavel's is magnificent," 15 June 2018 Honey baklava is shaped in logs rather than triangles and filled with tahini, honey, carob syrup, and pistachios. Ann Trieger Kurland,, "She’s on a tahini mission," 9 July 2018 On Friday, Metsovas will demonstrate baklava butter. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "Opa! Fest celebrates 25 years of Greek festivities in Troy," 19 June 2018 At the Cafe Byzantio, Greeks savor baklava desserts while playing backgammon. Liz Alderman, New York Times, "Greece May Be Turning a Corner. Greeks Who Fled Are Staying Put.," 5 June 2018 Sweets like loukoumades and baklava are among most popular at Greek Fest, along with the authentic dishes such as Grecian chicken, gyros, souvlaki (shish-ka-bob), Greek salad and saganaki, said Dan Savas. Gloria Casas, Elgin Courier-News, "Saint Sophia’s Greek Fest shares sounds, tastes and feel of Greece at Elgin church," 14 July 2018

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1902, in the meaning defined above

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