Baklava is the renowned sweet delicacy from the Middle East region of the world.
Many of us have have relished this sweet dish that consists of super thin sheets of filo pastry (unleavened dough) piled one on top of the other with a brushing of butter between each layer.
Flavors are introduced into these layers by fillings of various kinds of nuts, which are commonly pistachios or casewnuts. Sugar or honey are the sweetening agents. Additional flavoring is introduced using various kinds of essences.
One of the most renowned places in Dubai, where I happened to find the most scrumptious BAKLAVA was WAFI GOURMET at Dubai Mall. You can pick an assortment of the different varieties.
Here is a quick look at what I picked up - Borma, Balourieh, Asabi, Bukaj & Asawer.
My favorite was the BORMA, a type of baklava that is considered to be one of the finest and richest in terms of ingredients, textures & flavors. Unlike most baklava varieties, borma does not use a filo pastry but uses threads of knafeh dough as the base to hold the filling. Copious amounts of chopped pistachios are rolled into a mat of these threads. The rolls are sliced, baked, then drenched with sugar syrup to give a nice glaze and sweet taste to the borma.
Do indulge in the Baklava when you get an opportunity and do let me now how it was.
Till then, Happy Eating...
- Food & travel enthusiast