Its only been recently that I’ve discovered how versatile and easy to make Baklava is. For some reason the thought of that honey syrup and fill pastry made me think it would all go terribly wrong. Whenever I see any form of Baklava I have to remind myself that it doesn’t taste like it looks. AM I the only person to think it looks like a mince beef pie?
I have been baking Baklava as part of my involvement with Expedia Uk’s World On A Plate challenge. Search the hashtag #ExpediaWorldOnAPlate for more examples. Last month, cooks from all over covered Spanish dishes on their blogs. This month is all about Turkey.
This sweet treat was the most obvious for me to make – Sadly, I have never taken to Turkish Delight even though I have really tried!
My Pecan & Almond Baklava is quite a traditional version of Baklava but I urge you to have a go at playing around with other alternatives:
- Shredded Sweetened Coconut
- Finely chopped Apricots
- Finely Chopped Glace Cherries
- Pistachio nuts
- Even a thin layer of Nutella
- Different types of flavoured honey – I use runny honey, try the Orange Blossom version. Yum!
It has been some years since Mr C & myself went to Turkey – A little town called Gumbet, near Bodrum – At least 13 as we were child free! I have really enjoyed reminiscing about one of our most favourite holidays – we were treated to the works if I remember, rose petals on the bed, turkish massages (for Derm) and I finished tons of books! For more Turkish food suggestions visit the Expedia website, Turkish page
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post – I was given free reign which recipe to make and how to prepare it. All opinions are my own.