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Everyone knows baklava; and almost no
body doesn't love baklava. Chef
Sausan makes the VERY best of it!
Baklava is a Mediterranean dessert made with Phyllo dough, nuts, butter, sugar, and spices. A sweet simple syrup flavored with lemon juice and orange blossom water is poured over the pastry immediately after taking it out of the oven while it's still hot allowing the syrup to be absorbed into it crunchy layers.
Since 1999, Al-Masri Egyptian Restaurant has been making and serving baklava to its diners. But before that it was sold in such stores as Whole Foods. With such a delicious recipe, customers come in just for the baklava!
Bitchin' Baklava is especially noteworthy, delicious, and amazing because it contains top grade nuts, dried fruits, and other innovative fillings. The highest quality area-sourced nuts, dried and/or candied fruits, and other fillings as well as Grade AA butter are used to make this mouth-watering pastry. And, we make our own simple syrup in-house for our baklava! Our varieties are endless. See our Flavors & Fillings to drool over the Classic, Unique, and Seasonal fillings.
Bitchin' Baklava has earned rave reviews of loyal and new customers. It is an excellent compliment to coffee or other hot beverage. Worldwide, baklava is used in weddings, family get-togethers, and various other feasts and celebrations.
Many ethnic groups claim baklava as their own. But there is strong evidence that its current form was developed in the imperial kitchens of the Topkapi Palace based on a Central Asian Turkic tradition of layered breads.
Baklava boasts many health benefits as a pastry; Unlike so many other desserts, it is not just full of empty calories. Nuts are filled with nutrition, and are naturally cholesterol free. Although nuts are high in fat, this fat is mostly unsaturated, which has a beneficial effect on health.
While the history of baklava may have changed with the history of the land, it is still known as baklava. Its variety of recipies, from the Near East,
Armenia, and Turkey to Greece and the
Grecian Empire, baklava is a favorite of many.
Various countries offer tasty variations and have loyal followings and we, at Bitchin' Baklava, are no
different. As colorful as the history of the lands
of the Mediterranean and the Middle East, Bitchin' Bakava now takes on that tradition with new and unique and innovative fillings a flavors. Get yours today!
Various studies have shown that both walnuts and almonds have a beneficial effect on blood cholesterol levels.
Nuts are an excellent source of dietary fiber, magnesium, copper, folic acid, and vitamin E.
The word "phyllo" comes from the the Greek word meaning "leaf", or being "as thin as a leaf." The thickness -- or the thinness -- of Phyllo gives baklava its delicious crunchy texture. However, the history of baklava comes from farther East.
Baklava was once baked only on special occasions, usually by the rich who could afford such a luxury. A poor man of that time would to exclaim, "I am not rich enough to eat baklava in my house." Today, anyone can easily order baklava anytime, from layman to millionaire.
Phyllo pastry has no trans fat, saturated
fat or cholesterol and is low in calories.
Baklava has a remarkable shelf-life and can last for many months depending on how you store the pastries.