baklava

noun
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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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, latimes.com, "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, BostonGlobe.com, "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 Dez’s dessert joins a growing list of frozen confections inspired by the Eastern Mediterranean, like the booza served in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and the cinnamon-honey ice cream with bits of baklava at the new Ample Hills outpost in Astoria, Queens. Florence Fabricant, New York Times, "Frozen Yogurt With a Twist," 9 July 2018 And while baklava in a variety of forms is the key word on the dessert list, various rich choices, including dark chocolate lava cake, range from $8-$11. Joan Cary, Aurora Beacon-News, "Guide to outdoor dining in Chicago suburbs: Basil’s Greek Dining in Aurora," 8 July 2018

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First Known Use of baklava

1902, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for baklava

Turkish

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