The Saga of baklava
Wendy and I had a very interesting brain storm on baklava.
After Wendy's and Momoreg's advice I started freezing mine also
My recipe and " secrets" are all therehttp://www.cheftalkcafe.com/forums/s...hlight=baklava
I have also posted on the history on baklava in the threadAncient Baklava for WdeBord
I have a story for baklava and Lebanon too.
Well. I wasn't very fond of Arabs and anything Middle eastern that wasn't Jewish :blush:
I know, it was stupid because for years I didn't have access to a huge chapter of Human Civilization.
But... things come strange in life.
My husband's ex-wife is Lebanese. He has lived in Lebanon and as being a true bon-viveur he loved Lebanese Cuisine. He started cooking in our house every kind of Lebanese food and at the beginning I was really uspet about that.
But you know how food works, it can tame you for good... :)
I became a phanatic of Lebanese cuisine and Arab cuisine in general.
Although I used to bake baklava on a professional basis and it's very easy for me to prepare good baklava with my phyllo, after tasting Lebanese baklava I keep finding excuses to make Nick bake the Lebanese version of this exquisite pastry.
We have bet, if his team looses in the soccer tonight by my team, he will have to bake baklava tommorrow :)
If my team looses he will have to bake a small pan in order to console me :)
We are having Lebanese baklava, anyway
I have to admit. Lebanese Baklava is better than the Greek. Middle eastern pastries are more noble in general because our (Greek) food is the food of poverty but theirs in the food of abudance of a blessed Land.