Turkish Baklava Making Lesson Istanbul.
We teach our students from the beginning how to make the proper Turkish Baklava.
Date: Available All Year Long
Time: Time is flexible but suitable at 10:30 or late afternoons
Duration : 3 – 4 Hours
Baklava is a rich, sweet pastry featured in many cuisines of the former Ottoman countries. It is a pastry made of layers of phyllo dough filled with chopped walnuts or pistachios and sweetened with syrup or honey.
About the workshop : In our professional kitchen we are organising traditional Turkish Baklava Making workshops.. Classes are available up to 25 people and it is hands on baklava making workshop.. You will make the baklava from the beginning process. In Addition to our Baklava workshop in istanbul, we will teach you how to make good Turkish Tea or Turkish Coffe ( Served with the Baklava )
About the History of Baklava : a pastry perfected by royal bakers in the sultan’s palace in Istanbul, consists of layers of phyllo filled with nuts and spices and drenched in a syrup. It has become a traditional Middle Eastern Rosh Hashannah and Purim treat but is enjoyed at celebrations throughout the year. There are numerous variations of baklava, many a closely guarded secret passed down within families. A walnut filling is more prevalent in the Levant, while pistachios and pistachio-almond fillings are preferred as well. Blanched almonds are traditional on Rosh Hashannah to produce a light color so that the year should be dulce y aclarada (“sweet and bright”). Sephardim refrain from serving dark-colored pastries such as those made from walnuts on Rosh Hashannah, which would portend a dark year. Although purists disdain anything except the classic nut filling, some cooks innovated by adding such items as dates and chocolate chips. Hungarians make an apricot version. This very rich treat is usually served in small portions