Baklava was always the perfect sweet ending to any celebration during the Ottoman empire. I like to think of it as a celebration of sweetened nuts wrapped up in crispy dough. I believe it is one of the world’s finest indulgent treats…when it’s not so damn cloyingly sweet that is.

Today, many variations exist and can be found throughout the Mediterranean. The grandest version of all is the one that only contains ground pistachio nuts – but those can be expensive to produce in today’s world. So, in recognition of the grand version, most of today’s Baklava are merely topped

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