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What is Chocolate Baklava?
Baklava is a dessert made from layers of filo pastry, filled with pistachio and chocolate and sweetened with syrup. The crunchiness of one bite of chocolate Baklava and the chocolate flavour melted in the mouth create a great sensation. You can offer it in your special days and in business meetings. The Baklava is a very known and preferred dessert in the whole world.
When was Baklava discovered?
It is confirmed that Baklava was known in the Central Asia and was entered the Turkish cuisine from that origin. It started to be known in the Ottoman Royal cuisine in the 17th century. At the end of that century Baklava festival was set to become one of the most irreplaceable ceremonies in the Empire. It was offered to the rich and upper class members at that period. Baklava is growing in popularity. And besides, it was registered as the first Turkish product in 2003.
Where is Baklava’s birthplace?
The birthplace of Baklava is Gaziantep.
How does it taste and what are its benefits?
The name of dessert Baklava comes from its initiative content. The flavour of Baklava derived from its chocolate and Kaymak. The Chocolate Baklava is made from flour, cacao, pistachio, sugar, salt, eggs, oil, amylum and water. It gives you a great sensation and puts a smile on your face by making your body produce the happiness hormone.
What does determine its quality?
The baklava is made from the best fresh ingredients produced in Anatolia.
The texture and the quality of its syrup determine its flavour. The syrup should not be so sweety or so sour. One of the important points in making Baklava is to make the layers so thin in order to make the dessert melts in the mouth.
Where is Baklava made?
Baklava is preferred and tempted the palate of different people in the whole world.It is made by the most famous and dexterous chefs in the traditional way. Our production devision has the most technologically modern equipments which meet the international standards of Hygiene.
How is it made?
The Baklava: Chocolate Baklava is made from 14 layers of filo pastry. First, we make the mixture of flour, egg, yogurt, vinegar, oil, and butter. Then, we knead the dough, cut it up to small balls and wait for it to rise. Then, we dust the amylum and baking powder on the balls. We flatten the parsty balls by the rolling pin to form the tray-sized thin layers of the pastry. We put 7 layers on the tray, sprinkle ground pistachios, pour melted chocolate on it and put another 7 layers of pastry on the top. We cut it into rectangular pieces.
And we pour the melted butter on it. Then, we bake it in a hot oven on 180 degrees for 30 minutes.
The syrup: we boil a mix of 5 glasses of water and 4 glasses of sugar for 15 minutes then we add a few drops of lemon juice and boil it for more 1-2 minutes. We pour the syrup on the Baklava after removing it from the oven. It will be ready to be served after percolating the syrup into it.
What are the production steps of it?
Our Baklava does not contain any of additive substances or artificial sweeteners. After determining the amount of flour under computer-aided control, it is shaked in a double sifter and kneaded in very special machines. Then, it is flattened by the dough sheeter machines to a 5 mm thickness and then it is flattened by the rolling pins used by the chefs to a 5 micron thickness. Finally, it is continued to be made in the traditional ways.
The production process of Chocolate Baklava has two different steps in comparison with the other sorts. Firstly, the process of cutting up the Baklava pieces should be done very carefully. So they should be big in such a way that the layers of the pastry do not scatter and small in such a way that the piece can be dipped in melted chocolate easily. Secondly, the baklava must not have intense syrup because chocolate will be added to it. It will be dipped into melted chocolate after percolating the syrup into it.
What are the shelf life and the storage conditions of Baklava?
The shelf life of Baklava is 5 days as long as you keep it in a cool and dry place.
How is it packed?
We pack Baklava in a metal box, after vacuuming it in a very secure way.
Nutrition FactsServing Size:100 gramsAmount Per ServingCalories from Fat 0Calories 288 KcalTotal Fat 11.96 gramsSaturated Fat 0 gramsPolyunsaturated Fat 0 gramsMonounsaturated Fat 0 gramsCholesterol 17.4 milligramsSodium 44.37 milligramsPotassium 111.58 milligramsTotal Carbohydrates 39.49 gramsDietary Fiber 1.09 gramsSugars 0 gramsProtein 3.26 gramsVitamin A 21.3iuVitamin C 0.36iuCalcium 26.79mgIron 0.58