Around approximately the 8th century B.C., Assyrians baked thin layers of dough with nuts, poured honey over it, and enjoyed this scrumptious treat. Baklawa was only baked on special occasions, usually for the rich who can afford such a luxury.
Ask the Greeks and they will say: “The Lebanese stole the recipe”
Ask the Lebanese and they will say: “The Greeks stole the recipe”
Ask the Turkish and they will say: “Our Pashas and Viziers (rulers) owned the recipe”
Ask the Armenians and they will say: “We invented and improved the recipe”
Ask all of them and they will say: “Our baklawa is better than all the rest” and “ Our pronunciation is the correct pronunciation of the word Baklawa”
The history of Baklawa - as colorful as the history of the lands of the Mediterranean and the Middle East.