Baklava is a sweet, rich dessert. It is a pastry made into layers filled with sweetened chopped nuts that are held together with honey or syrup. Baklava was perfected in the sultan’s palace by royal bakers in Istanbul. It has phyllo for layers, filled with spices, and nuts drenched in syrup.  It is a Middle Eastern Rosh Hashannah traditional treat and is enjoyed throughout the year at all celebrations. 

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