Meaning of baklava in English:


Pronunciation /ˈbakləvə/


mass noun
  • A dessert originating in the Middle East made of filo pastry filled with chopped nuts and soaked in honey.

    ‘A favorite dessert is baklava (flaky pastry dough with nuts soaked in sweet syrup).’
    • ‘If this is so, baklava actually pre-dated filo, and the paper-thin pastry we know today was probably an innovation of the Ottoman sultan's kitchens at Topkapi palace in Istanbul.’
    • ‘Typical desserts include placinte, a kind of pie, and baclava, a pastry made of nuts and honey.’
    • ‘The almond and manuka honey baklava with passion fruit sorbet and yoghurt would not normally be my favourite, being too sweet for my sour nature.’
    • ‘The traditional Arab dessert is baklava, which is an exquisite pastry with layers of phyllo dough covered with nuts and honey.’
    • ‘My son became addicted in the hotel to sumptuous baklava of flaky pastry, honey and nuts.’
    • ‘Desserts include such sweet pastries as baklava, which is made with honey and chopped nuts, as well as fresh and dried fruits.’
    • ‘Norik Shahbazian, a partner in Panos Pastries, shows off a tray of several varieties of baklava and tasty Armenian desserts.’
    • ‘The only thing approximating to a real dessert was baklava, a particularly mean and thankless example of its kind being dry, almost syrup and nut-free.’
    • ‘The brief dessert menu offers ice cream and pancake as well as baklava and kadaif.’
    • ‘As with many recipes, there is no one way to make baklava… aside from phyllo dough with a nut mixture in between layers, covered in a sweetening agent of some sort.’
    • ‘Traditional Greek foods are favorites of Greek Cypriots, such as baklava, made from phyllo pastry, nuts, honey and syrup.’
    • ‘He also has a deft touch with desserts: The baklava and kadayif are subtle, less sweet and honey-drenched than most.’
    • ‘They included baklava, rice pudding with grilled quince and mixed berry tiramisu.’
    • ‘There are Mom and Pop shops for fish markets, bakeries with baklava and cannolis, produce stands and specialty Greek markets filled with olives, feta cheese and pita bread.’
    • ‘A favorite kind of sweet is layers of a thin pastry called filo, filled with nuts or creams, similar to baklava.’
    • ‘Prior to last year's lamb roast, I'd never been a great admirer of baklava - so often dry, sticky, cloyingly sweet - but the Knight family's rendition is another thing entirely.’
    • ‘Dinners got longer, and we would take a break if necessary to make room for delectable baklava, thick with pistachios (or sometimes unorthodox peanuts) and honey.’
    • ‘I'd love to report on the puddings - sickly-sweet baklava is a favourite of mine - but I was simply too full to even contemplate another course.’
    • ‘I was too full for dessert, but you should do a better job of planning and not skip the homemade baklava or rice pudding.’