Let’s gather around and celebrate National Baklava Day on this merry date. This is the day to appreciate a delicious dessert, baklava. This dessert steals hearts with its crunchiness and earthiness.
November 17 is the day that we observe National Baklava Day. This Turkish dish is often enjoyed during tea time. Made of different nuts, every type of baklava tastes different and unique.
History of Baklava
This Turkish dessert has a long and ambiguous origin. This is because people from many countries have been claiming the dish as theirs. Stemming from the Turkish word, “baklağı” or “baklağu”, the word baklava entered the English language in 1650.
Baklava is a sweet dessert made of layered dough with crushed nuts. There have been claims that baklava originated in Mongolia. In Mongolian, baklava was known as Kayla which means to cramp up.
As the baklava is covered in syrup or honey, this dessert is one of the oldest sweet delicacies in the 1500s.
Types of Baklava
Several types of baklava are enjoyed by people around the world. The listed baklava can be ordered from Damas Sweets.
- Baklava Ballorieh Walnuts
- Baklava Walnuts
- Baklava Pistachios
- Baklava Cashews
- Baklava White Rose Chocolate
- Baklava Fingers Cashew
How to Celebrate National Baklava Day
National Baklava Day by enjoying thee crispy and sweet dessert with loved ones on November 17. Try out the recipe below to make the dessert right in your home:
- Phyllo dough
- Melted butter
- Water sugar
- Orange peel
- Lemon peel
- For the fillings, mix the walnuts, cinnamon, cloves, salt until it crushes.
- Place phyllo dough onto a saucepan.
- Brush the phyllo dough with melted butter.
- Add some of the walnuts mixture onto the phyllo dough evenly.
- Continue layering and repeating the butter and nut steps until there are 8 layers of phyllo dough.
- Cut the phyllo layers into desirable shapes.
- Bake the baklava in a heated oven for 50 minutes.
- Mix honey, water, sugar, lemon peel, orange peel, and cinnamon to make a sugar syrup.
- Boil the sugar syrup for 5 minutes.
- Pour the hot sugar syrup all over the baklava.
- Let the baklava sit in room temperature for 8 hours.
Now, baklava is ready to be enjoyed. Celebrate National Baklava Day with your loved ones by enjoying the delicious baklava. Happy National Baklava Day! Visit foodpanda to know more about food holidays from all over the world.