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What is Baklava?
Baklava is a dessert made from layers of filo pastry, filled with pistachio and sweetened with syrup. It is made from natural and fresh ingredients. The crunchiness of one bite of Baklava, its mild flavour melted in the mouth, its numerous ingredients flavour and the texture of the syrup create a great sensation. So you can offer it in your very special days like Bayrams. The Pistachio Stuffed Baklava is a very known dessert in the whole world.
When was Baklava discovered?
Although the point of origin of baklava is still questionable but it is confirmed that it was known in the Assyrian Empire 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 in Topkapi Palace at that period. Baklava is growing in popularity. And besides, it was registered as the first Turkish product in 2003.
Where is the birthplace of Baklava?
The word Baklava is Turkish in origin and its birthplace 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 numerous contents. It is made from flour, amylum, baking powder, sugar, eggs, yogurt, vinegar, oil, butter, and pistachio. Baklava is a high-calorie dessert but the texture of the syrup makes its flavour mild. The ingredients blended together make a unique sensation in you. It does not cause heartburn to you.
What does determine its quality?
The baklava is filled with the smell of pistachios originated in Gaziantep, which is located in the Southeastern 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 it 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. Our production devision has the most technologically modern equipments which meet the international standards of Hygiene.
How is it made?
The Baklava: Pistachio Stuffed Baklava is made from 3 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 the layers on the tray, cut them in a circle shape, fill the layers with ground pistachios and the white of an egg from one side and press them from the other side. We garnish the Baklava pieces with Pistachio powder and put them on the baking tray.
And we pour the melted butter on it. Then, we bake it in a hot oven on 170 degrees for 15-20 minutes until the colour is golden, so we remove it from oven to add some more melted butter and put it back in the oven and bake it.
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 shaped according to the sort of Baklava and baked in a hot oven.
What are the shelf life and the storage conditions of Baklava?
The shelf life of Baklava is 7 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.