Turkey is well known for its delicious cuisine, and Turkish Baklava is one of the most famous desserts ever. Turkish Baklava is believed to have originated in the Ottoman Empire, where Turks discovered a dessert eaten for 1500 years. It was originally prepared by Persian cooks and named Baklava.
In Turkey, Baklava is a very popular dessert served on special occasions such as weddings and Ramadan. More recently, if you traveled to Turkey, Baklava became very popular for sale at international airports or served as a dessert in restaurants and traditional coffee shops. It’s exceptionally delicious and comes in different tasty fillings! Turkish Baklava is a tasty pastry made with layers of filo dough, chopped nuts (walnuts or pistachio), and light sweet syrup.
The traditional way of serving Baklava consists of having the layers of pastry piled up high and served in a tray. However, nowadays, it is common to see Baklava served in individual portions. The pastry is usually eaten out of hand and can also be cut up and served as an accompaniment to tea (Turkish chai) or served with Turkish coffee.
At Haselfoods, we offer a variety of Turkish Baklava, including pistachio, walnut, carob, and chocolate Baklava! You can also try our tasty mix of pistachio rolls!
1. Pistachio Baklava
2. Walnut Baklava
3. Carob Baklava
Our Sweetened Turkish Style Carob Baklava is baked fresh daily and comes with top-grade pistachios or high-quality walnut, and handcrafted butter ghee. Soaked in syrup and dusted lightly with ground pistachios or walnuts.
Carob has been used since ancient times, with records showing as far as the era of Egyptian pharaohs, for its high nutritional value. Our carob extract is made from carob pods specially cultivated in Cyprus without the use of insecticides and other agricultural chemicals. It contains no additives, flavoring nor coloring and is 100% natural.
4. Chocolate Baklava with Pistachio
Chocolate baklava is a popular Middle Eastern sweet that is made with layers of filo dough, ground pistachio, and chocolate chips. The dough is soaked in butter and dusted lightly with ground pistachios of vibrant green and then coated with sugar syrup before being baked until it becomes crispy yet still golden brown in color.
It is a real treat for your taste buds! It can be served chilled with a cup of tea or coffee!
5. Pistachio Rolls
6. Baklava Mix
7. Baklava Rolls (Sari Burma)
Sari Burma means “Golden Twists” in Turkish, and it is one of the most popular types of baklava. The golden twist is made of thin filo pastry, and the middle is filled with delicious ground pistachio. The secret of its taste is hidden in butter and balanced syrup.
8. Nightingale’s Nest (Bülbül yuvası)
One of baklava’s numerous variations, the romantically named dessert takes its name from its hollow and circular shape, reminiscent of the nests of birds. Filled with pistachios, baked in butter, and drizzled with syrup, it is a cute little nest of gastronomy bliss.
Sobiyet is one of the traditional sweets “baklava” from Turkey and the Mediterranean countries. It is a variation of the pistachio baklava. Thin sheets of phyllo dough are filled with pistachios and stuffed with cream made from milk and semolina flour. Unlike “baklava”, the layer of the pastry has a slightly lighter texture.