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Baklava: This Greek and international renowned phyllo pastry dessert is filled with crushed pistachios ( and / or other nuts ), cinammon, vanilla, cloves, sugar, lemon juice, rose or orange flower water and honey. The phyllo pastry dough is generously brushed with clarified butter for goldening.  It is very common in Greece, Turkey, Morocco, Israel and other countries in the Gulf and Middle East.


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Baklava is originally Turkish, not Greek. The pastry was however adopted by the Greeks due to the Ottoman influence. Many versions co-exist, depending on the country or region where it is prepared.
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