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 (bä′klə-vä′, bä′klə-vä′)
A dessert made of paper-thin layers of pastry, chopped nuts, and honey.

[Ultimately (partly via Greek and Armenian) from Ottoman Turkish, possibly colloquial alteration of baklavī, chain mail (perhaps because a tray of baklava cut into lozenges somewhat resembles chain mail), from Ottoman naval jargon bakla, chain link, from Ottoman Turkish bakla, fava bean (the oblong shape of a chain link being likened to that of a bean), from Arabic baqla, leguminous plant, from baqala, to sprout; akin to Akkadian baqālu, to malt, sprout, and Ge'ez baqwala, to sprout.]


(ˈbɑːkləˌvɑː) or


(Cookery) a rich cake of Middle Eastern origin consisting of thin layers of pastry filled with nuts and honey
[from Turkish]


(ˈbɑ kləˌvɑ, ˌbɑ kləˈvɑ)

a Greek and Middle Eastern pastry made of many layers of paper-thin dough with a filling of ground nuts, baked and drenched in honey.
[1815–25; < Turkish]
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Noun1.baklava - rich Middle Eastern cake made of thin layers of flaky pastry filled with nuts and honeybaklava - rich Middle Eastern cake made of thin layers of flaky pastry filled with nuts and honey
pastry - any of various baked foods made of dough or batter
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In the Arab world Baqlawa/ baklawa is used, whereas, the Greeks call it baklava.
At Dar El Marsa's buffet you'll gorge on regional fruit from figs to pomegranates, baklawa (syrupy, buttery pastries), assidat zgougou (a honey and semolina mousse) and a mind-blowing array of rose water-blended and pistachio-topped yoghurts.
Selon la correspondante de l'agence TAP, presente sur les lieux, les prix des amandes varient entre 25 et 27 dinars le kilo (rouges ou blanches) et elles sont vendues entre 23 et 24 dinars le kilo lorsqu'elles sont moulues et faites specialement pour la baklawa.
Here, they can relax and enjoy delicious tea and coffee varieties inspired by the East as well as a large assortment of homemade desserts and sweet treats including Kunafa, Baklawa, Maamoul, French pastries and more.
For a final sweet treat, there's baklawa, dates, fresh fruit and comforting Umm Ali, the Emirates' answer to bread and butter pudding.
Paramount Fine Foods will bring with itauthentic flavours and recipes, which have been passed down for generations and include sweet and savory treats such as Kebabs, Shawarma, Falafel, Manakeesh to Baklawa and Kinafe.
Waffles and crepes will be served at the pastry station and a wide variety of desserts such as Turkish delight, macarons, dates, baklawa and much more is there for guests to enjoy.
Experience rich flavours of Moroccan home cooking which include mutable, chicken tagine with almonds and lemon pickle, kousa bill laban, chicken or lamb shawarma, kunafa nabolsia and mixed baklawa.
Degustar un sabroso hummus o sus gustosos rakayek y terminar con un dulce baklawa acompanado de un te moruno--o incluso una aromatizada shisha--en esta moderna terraza, calida y arbolada, promete ser una experiencia que muchos no dejaran de repetir.
Guests can choose to partake from palate tingling Spanish tapas to healthy salads to refreshing baklawa ice cream.
At any of these feasts, baklawa (also known as baklava), the king of Arab pastry, was always to be found.