National Baklava Day is celebrated on November 17 in the United States. Honey and nuts are not liked by people who are allergic to these ingredients, but what about you? After all, if you combine all this together, add dough and a little imagination, you get a delicious dessert, from the mere sight of which saliva flows!
The history of baklava is difficult to trace, but there are references to it in the 8th century BC. Today, many countries claim to be the creator of the dessert! There were many variations of sweetness: initially, a stuffed cake was an analogue of baklava, then each culture added its own interpretation. Arabic, Persian, Turkish, American, Greek culture have contributed to the recipe.
A treat is being prepared from various varieties of nuts: it can be pistachios, pecans, almonds. The dessert is generously drizzled with honey sweet water or flavored syrup that soaks into the thin dough. What you end up with is the perfect dish that will decorate the table for any occasion! Some families cherish baklava recipes, pass them on from mother to daughter so that generations continue to cook.
Did you know that:
- baklava can be found in Turkey in almost any store! They drink it not with tea, but with ordinary water in order to fully experience the taste;
- in America, the dessert is often made with maple syrup;
- in the original Greek recipe 33 layers of dough;
- sweetness is an aphrodisiac, but it only affects male power;
- many poems have been written about dessert.
How to celebrate
National Day is for you to get the ingredients you need and create a creation in your kitchen! If you don’t feel like cooking, go with your friends to the nearest cafe and try the chef’s dish. Learn a little more about baklava – there are many interesting sources on the Internet!
When is National Baklava Day celebrated in 2022?
National Baklava Day is observed on November 17 each year.