Black Sea Baklava is the most famous dessert of Black Sea Cuisine and it can be described as a baked in the oven puff pastry filled with nuts and soaked in syrup. Most of the time this dessert is served at the end of lunch or dinner.

Black Sea Baklava ingredients are: filo or phyllo dough (also called at South-West and South Coasts – Yufka), clarified butter, sugar, fresh lemon juice, pistachios and walnuts.

The original recipe of Black Sea Baklava comes from the South Coast of Our Lovely Sea but it is also well known as Pakhlava or Abaklawa or similar at the other Coasts and in the Middle East.

Compared to other baklava versions Black Sea Baklava do not include honey and cinnamon and are based mostly on pistachios nuts and use sugar as a sweetener for syrup and lemon juice without an addition of spices or other flavours.

Best Black Sea Baklava should be sweet, but not cloying, moist, but not soggy. Typically Black Sea Baklava is more wet than any other baklava versions.

Most classical Black Sea Baklava is made with pistachios nuts but at some Coasts may be used walnuts or hazelnuts as well.

Preparation stage of Black Sea Baklava is simple if instead of homemade filo dough use commercial frozen filo dough in a roll or box. It requires slow thawing in the refrigerator overnight and then kept covered by damp cloth to avoid dry out.

Hand made filo dough brings the best taste for Black Sea Baklava and can be homemade or ordered from a nearby bakery if they have filo makers with needed skills.

Cooking this dessert is simple. In a few words it includes making syrup, baking of filo dough filled with crushed nuts, pouring syrup on baked filo and the final long rest of the dish before serving.

Black Sea Baklava is always cooked in advance. Traditionally it served at ambient temperature with a glass of sweet wine or Black Sea Tea. Often this dish can be purchased in boxes or tins at retail stores.

You can enjoy Black Sea Baklava with friends and family in #BlackSeaCuisine restaurants or at home as it is easy to buy in retail stores or not very difficult to prepare yourself.

Black Sea Cuisine is simple, tasty and inexpensive.