Greeks and Turks have been at each other’s throats for centuries over many different things, but a rivalry seldom mentioned revolves around the origins of baklava.

Baklava is a delicious traditional dessert made of layers of crispy golden brown phyllo, filled with chopped nuts and garnished with lemon scented syrup!Crispy, nutty and extra syrupy! Just heaven!
This is a very easy to follow Baklava recipe for you to recreate this traditional sweet delight from scratch.The traditional Greek Baklava (baclava) recipe has its roots in ancient Greece, where they made the ‘gastrin’, a sweet very similar to the current Baklava.
The “Baklava Conflict” has been simmering for centuries, but it erupted into full-blown war in 2006, when Greek Cypriots decided to call baklava their own.

A definite sacrilege according to the Turks!

Turkey, as an aspiring member of the EU, took the issue to Brussels. Eventually in 2013, the EU awarded the “protected status” prize to the Turkish Gaziantep baklava, shuttering the dreams of Greeks worldwide.

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