Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Layers of Goodness

Last night as I watched Tony Bourdain walk around the ancient streets of Istanbul I could not help get a terrible craving of those delicious pastries they showed. Like many of you {I'm sure!} I love baklava and have my favorite places where I buy and in certain occasions I have done it myself.


In Turkey sweets are more that just dessert but they are also a symbol of hospitality and part of the Sugar Feast on the 3-day feast at the end of the month long Ramadan {which is the time when No Reservations was filmed in the city}.


On this recipe of Baklava there is also step by step instructions on how to make filo dough {the flaky layers dough} which is an adventure I've never tried to get into since the layers are so thin they sort of scare me... I always opt for the store bought kind, ha! Click for Recipe and Filo Instructions


I wanted to remind you to join the celebration of my B-Day this September by sending me a postcard from where ever you are. This is the second year I'm doing it and the response has been fantastic. Once I receive each card I feature it on the blog just like you can see in here and here!

Have a great day full of sweetness!

23 comments:

  1. I will stop at our turkish deli tonight on my way home:-))) you made me hungry!!!!:-)

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  2. thanks for the postcard reminder ~ i'm going to try and remember to sign up because it's the coolest idea ever! AND i LOVE baklava!! mmmm!!
    xo ~ kristina

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  3. Baklava is my all time favorite dessert. Love love love it!

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  4. If you're going to have Baklava, you've gotta go Greek! My mom used to make the best I ever had!

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  5. You have no idea how much I love Baklava!

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  6. This might make me the worst Greek on Earth, but I never, ever make phyllo dough! My great grandmother taught my mother, but she's always told me that the frozen stuff from the grocery store tastes as good and it so much easier!

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  7. homemade phyllo dough? that sounds really tough! i always just buy the frozen kind. one day, that would be fun to try though. yum...

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  8. if they like sweets i would probably like it there a lot!

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  9. Baklava is delicious! This one looks amazing!

    GTBB,
    http://badjoan.blogspot.com
    http://cookingjoan.blogspot.com

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  10. I love No Reservations. And Baklava! So yummy!


    Camila Faria

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  11. i just watched that episode last night, too. we were having a discussion about picking up some baklava for dessert soon :)

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  12. now i can't wait to eat baklava. definitely going to get some this week.

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  13. We love Baklava! P.S. Look for your S.S.W. postcard in the mail this week! xo style, she wrote

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  14. Yummmmm I love Baklava! One of my colleague's mom makes it scratch every year and man is it delicious! I haven't watched Anthony on tv for a while...need to resume that soon!

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  15. Anthony Bourdain is like my hero. I adore him!
    xo Josie
    www.winksmilestyle.com

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  16. Looks wonderful..am hungry :) xx

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  17. I love No Reservations! And that baklava...heaven. Last night, I was watching the episode where he was in Naples. I nearly died. My gluttonous self wanted to dive straight into that tv screen just for a bite of the most delicious pizza I've ever seen!

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  18. i am seriously obsessed with anthony bourdain! and baklava is just pure heaven.

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  19. This post is making me hungary ...I love baklava!
    x
    Melissah from Coastal Style

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  20. I love Anthony! He actually came to the Hudson Valley where I love and did a special on it! He went to school here.. I'm a bog fan of his show!

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  21. omg! that baklava looks amazing!

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