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Baklava - The food of the gods!

Updated: Sep 14, 2022

Baklava, the iconic dessert of Cyprus and Turkey, is a savory pastry made of layers of phyllo dough filled with nuts and honey. Many variations exist across the country.

Baklava, the delicious dessert that's a beloved staple of the Mediterranean diet, is often referred to as "the food of the gods". It's made up of layers of filo dough, covered in chopped nuts and honey, then baked until golden brown. Baklava makes an excellent dessert or snack and it's also great for breakfast!

Making baklava is a simple process that requires only a few ingredients and a little time.

First, you'll need to make a syrup by boiling water and sugar together. You can adjust the amount of sugar depending on how sweet your taste buds are.

Then, put the syrup in a pot with all the other ingredients and cook it over medium heat until the syrup begins to boil. This should take about an hour or so. Make sure you stir the mixture every fifteen minutes or so while it's cooking!

When it's done cooking, take it off the heat and let it cool for at-least two hours before serving.

Healthy Baklava

A healthy baklava is a baklava that is not made with refined sugar.

Refined sugar is the main ingredient in all of the other kinds of baklava, so you'll want to avoid that. Instead, use raw honey or agave nectar, which can be found at most grocery stores.

If you're looking for something even healthier than that, try making your own homemade sweetened condensed milk. For every cup of honey or agave nectar you add to this recipe, you'll save about one-third of the calories of store bought sweetened condensed milk. This way, you can enjoy the flavor and texture of regular baklava without all of those extra calories!


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