Fri Nov 17th

National Baklava Day

National Baklava Day, on November 17th, fills the kitchen with the aroma of a sweet and flaky pastry. Baklava's sweet layers of texture and flavor are created between sheets of filo pastry filled with chopped nuts and drizzled with syrup or honey.

Baklava is believed to have originated with the Turkic people in Central Asian countries, according to many. However, many countries prepare the dessert in a variety of ways. In 1650, the word "Baklava" first appeared in English.

Try trying the many variations if you've never tried baklava. Walnuts, pecans, pistachios, or almonds can be used. The filling can be made from raisins, dates, prunes, or even figs. Often all three spices are used in baking recipes, such as cinnamon, cardamom, or cloves.

Preparing this dessert can be time-consuming. However, it is still a treat worth the effort and the wait.

How to celebrate #nationalbaklavaday

Try your hand at this delectable dessert. Any home cook would be able to celebrate this feat. We've even included a few recipes for you to try. However, if you like, try your local bakery. They would be able to show you their specials. If you do, give them a shout-out. When using #NationalBaklavaDay on social media, be sure to share with a friend or two.

Baklava recipe Cardamom Fig Baklava

To post on social media, use the hashtag #NationalBaklavaDay.