Jerusalem Food - Baklava at the Jerusalem Muslim Quarter

Jerusalem Food - Baklava  at the Jerusalem Muslim Quarter
Baklava at the Jerusalem Muslim Quarter.
Baklava is a traditional middle eastern pastry made of layers ofpuff pastry, oil, a variety of nuts (pistachios, peanuts, almonds, etc.) oftenseasoned with cinnamon, cloves, sometimes with cardamom or rose water, all ofthis is soaked in a rich sugar syrup that makes this pastry so sweet and adds the necessary moisture. The Baklava is made as one big pastry and right beforeit gets in to the oven it is cut into diamond shapes, triangles, squares orrolls and sold as small individual units or in a small package.as all sweets, the baklava also started out as a treat meant forthe rich and powerful. It was only towards the end of 19th Century, as smallpastry shops started appearing around Constantinople that this delight started finding its way to the homes of the middle class.  

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