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

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There will be about 15 different sweets to choose from, but the ones to really look out for are the baklava cheesecake and my favorites, loukoumades: doughnut holes dipped in honey and sprinkled with cinnamon, a treat from the gods. Natalia E. Contreras, Indianapolis Star, "Your guide to some of the best dishes to try at Carmel's GreekFest," 6 Aug. 2019 Items such as the classic gyro with fries, gyro plate, falafels, baklava, spanakopita, hummus and dolamdes can be found on the Taste of Greek menu. Kaila Contreras, Houston Chronicle, "Gyros, falafels and hummus on the menu of Taste of Greek food truck in Kingwood," 3 Aug. 2019 The bouzouki players are warming up, and cooks are busy gathering ingredients to prepare their favorite spinach pie, baklava and pastitsio for this weekend’s ASSUMPTION GREEKFEST at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church in St. Clair Shores. Greg Crawford, Detroit Free Press, "The weekend: Dream Cruise, Renaissance fest in Holly, Michigan Comic Convention at Cobo," 14 Aug. 2019 Expect Turkish coffee and a menu with İskender kebab, manti, lahmajun and pistachio baklava. Hadley Tomicki, Los Angeles Times, "Graham Elliot is opening a new restaurant at a food hall in Santa Monica," 23 July 2019 When: June 21 Where: Summit Park, 4335 Glendale Road, Blue Ash Panegyri Greek Festival Immerse yourself in Greek culture during this weekend-long festival with traditional food like baklava and gyros. Noelle Zielinski,, "Summer festivals guide 2019," 12 June 2019 And Glykeria Vallits still serves up classic baklava at Greek Mama's Bites, a tasty, less-sweet version. Kim Pierce, Dallas News, "Shoppers love the small-town feel of this Frisco farmers market," 2 July 2019 Greek Fest Souvlaki, baklava, honey puffs, gyros, lamb, chicken — all the great tastes of Greece will be served up at the popular festival, Friday through Sunday at State Fair Park, 640 S. 84th St., West Allis. Chris Foran, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "9 things you should be doing in Milwaukee this weekend, possibly Milwaukee's busiest weekend ever," 20 June 2019 There will be food galore: homemade baklava, gyros, spanakopita, pastitsio, lamb sliders, Greek coffee, honey puffs and more. Anna Bauman, Detroit Free Press, "Opa! Greek festival to offer food, music, dancing this weekend in Troy," 17 June 2019

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First Known Use of baklava

1902, in the meaning defined above

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