Baklava

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A typical walnut baklava sweetened with syrup

Baklava is a traditional Turkish dessert. It is also known in most of the countries which formed the Ottoman Empire.

Baklava is made of thin pastry layers filled with nuts, pistachios or walnuts. It sweetened with special syrup or honey. Baklava can also be served with ice cream or kaymak (clotted cream).

Its name comes from Old Turkic language. It means wrapped.

The city of Gaziantep is well-known because of its Baklava desserts. Turkish ladies make baklava for serving in Eid ul-Fitr and Eid al-Adha. However, Baklava could be found in lots of restaurant and desert shops in Turkey.