One of the most famous desserts of the Ottoman Empire and the Middle East in general, Turkish baklava is sure to awaken your senses if you are looking for the perfect dessert. If you are like us and love to indulge yourself with a delightful and classical dessert, Turkish baklava will blow your mind.
Our journey begins with one of the tastiest nuts; pistachios. Turkish baklava is made with a load full of them, however, there’s one major difference; the Turkish variation has a very selective type that comes from Antep, a region in Turkey that produces pistachios like no other place. Now, imagine your favorite full green pistachios being roasted, chopped, and sweetened then added between forty sweet layers of fresh and soft filo pastry. These layers are so thin that when baked they become extremely crispy ready to ascend crunch lovers to a new dimension. Add on that a rich portion of hot cane sugar syrup being poured at the perfect degree. The result is layer upon layer of decadence swirling in your mouth with every bite. Sounds yummy right? Wait until you have tried the real thing!
This special version of Turkish baklava is made by Ayintap, a world-known baklava bakery making some of the tastiest and highest quality baklavas in its hometown of Gaziantep, the region in which the special full-green pistachios are produced. The difference in this baklava comes from its preparation process. A thick Turkish dairy cream that is known as “kaymak” is not added to this baklava and overall gives kuru baklava its trademark crispiness along with its slightly more caramelized aroma. With its decadently crunchy texture and distinct taste, you will surely fall in love with this havuc dilimi baklava from Ayintap. On a final note, kuru baklava has a much longer shelf-time so you can enjoy it for weeks to come!
We at Turkish Food Basket ensure that all of our Ayıntap special dry baklavas with pistachios are made with fresh, daily ingredients that will make sure to satisfy you and your guests’ taste buds on all occasions. These desserts are made with the best seasonal special pistachios, daily natural butter, and filo pastry along with the highest quality sugar cane syrup by veteran Turkish chefs who have years of experience. All that so you can pleasantly enjoy our desserts with your loved ones.