baklava

noun
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 The evening ended on a sweet note with Persian-style ice-cream sandwiches—an elegant slice of rosewater ice cream set between paper-thin wafer biscuits—and towers of syrupy baklava, with each guest living with a bottle of Calirosa to keep them warm. Rachel Marlowe, Vogue, 5 Nov. 2021 Sanaa Abourezk—an alumni of Food Network’s Beat Bobby Flay— runs Sanaa’s Gourmet Mediterranean, an eatery focused on vegan and vegetarian options, like Fatayer (a Mediterranean calzone) and gluten-free baklava. Emily Cappiello, Condé Nast Traveler, 28 Oct. 2021 Offerings by owner Tannel Atkas are dominated by kebabs in chicken, salmon, shrimp, beef and lamb and combinations, as well as moussaka, seafood and a variety of desserts including baklava. Susan Dunne, courant.com, 27 Oct. 2021 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, sun-sentinel.com, 29 Sep. 2021 So Lois spent time with the Armenian woman from whom the couple rented a room, who taught Lois how to make baklava, yogurt and her specialty, Armenian pilaf. Kevin Fisher-paulson, San Francisco Chronicle, 19 Oct. 2021 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, sun-sentinel.com, 29 Sep. 2021 For dessert, consider traditional baklava or opt for the chocolate tahini mousse with pink peppercorns and halva crumble. Brandon Schultz, Forbes, 27 Sep. 2021 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, sun-sentinel.com, 29 Sep. 2021

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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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12 Nov 2021

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“Baklava.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/baklava. Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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