A sweet pastry popular in Greece and the Middle East, consisting of multiple layers of butter-soaked phyllo pastry, spices and chopped nuts. After baking, a spiced honey-lemon syrup is poured over the baklava and allowed to soak into the layers. The word baklava is based on an Arabic word for nuts. Arabic baklava, made with sugar syrup and flavored rose water, is lighter than the Greek version which is made with honey.
Season: available year-round