When somebody says traditional Turkish dessert baklava, you can see smiles and signs of will to taste this mouth-watering dessert on people’s faces. Once you relish this unique Turkish taste, you’ll never be able to return it next time.
It’s known that origins of baklava date back to Central Asian Turks; besides it has been a dessert which used to be consumed and treated widely during the Ottoman Empire period.
Ottoman sultans were treating baklava trays to people and soldiers in feasts or celebration days. Every year, baklava used to be offered to Ottoman soldiers so-called janissary in Ramadan month when fasting is observed and this ceremony was called as “Baklava Alayı” (Baklava Parade).
This evergreen traditional taste is an essential pastry of Turkish feasts, weddings and celebrations. Moreover, many baklava trays are prepared and offered to guests on special days. While eating, they say “Let’s eat sweet, talk sweet.” which means to have a nice chat without hurting each other.