Baklawa (pronounced bahk-LAY-wa as well as little bit-LAY-wa, and occasionally: bit-LAY-wee) could be the Lebanese pastry of phyllo, clarified butter, nuts, and flower h2o very simple syrup. Lebanese baklawa is different in taste than Greek or some Turkish baklavas. Baklawa is made in a variety of shapes and sizes, but do-it-yourself baklawa is typically rolled or layered and Reduce into diamonds. Each of the baklawa bakers I have recognized prepare the various parts of the pastry in advance, to ensure that read more on baking day baklawa is especially an assembly challenge of phyllo, nuts, cutting, buttering, baking, [smelling the aroma] and drenching in syrup. The top. Oh, and feeding on.