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Two takes on baklava: traditional vs. updated

Baklava is the quintessential, border-defying dessert.

This rich, sweet pastry, made of layers of fylo, filled with chopped nuts and held together with syrup, frosting or honey, is popular in Cypriot, Greek, Egyptian, Iraqi, Levantine and Turkish cuisine, and beloved also in the South Caucasus, the Balkans, the Maghreb and Central Asia.

So… here’s how to make it yourself… TWICE. Once taking the more traditional approach, the second following a hazelnut-chocolate variation.

For a list of ingredients and to view the original video, click here.

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