Baklava is a Mediterranean delicacy that can be enjoyed anytime of the day, week, month or year. However, there is one day set aside to celebrate – Thursday, November 17th is National Baklava Day! In honor of this day, I have a few recipe ideas that combine the latest culinary dessert trends and our Baklava to take it to the extreme.
Kronos handmade baklava plays on your senses, with an indulgent sweetness that is perfectly balanced by richness and texture. A contrasting flavor – like something spicy, would elevate this classic dessert to a higher level with layers of flavor nuances. Start with 2 scoops of vanilla or butter pecan ice cream and serve alongside Kronos baklava or top it with crumbled baklava. To make it an “Angry Greek Sundae” sprinkle ½ teaspoon of ground cinnamon, ½ teaspoon of cocoa powder and 1/8 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper. Of course, no sundae is complete without hot fudge or caramel sauce; whipped cream, nuts and a cherry on top.
Today you don’t have to go to a fair to experience everything deep-fried. Deep-frying foods has earned a common place at tables as it adds layers of interesting texture and flavor – especially to baklava! Submerge Kronos baklava in a light funnel cake-style batter and deep fry until golden brown. Top it with chocolate sauce or honey and powdered sugar. Serve it “Angry Greek Style” by sprinkling with cinnamon, cocoa powder and cayenne pepper.
Our baklava chocolat is handmade with layers of cocoa infused fillo dough; giving it a beautiful color with a robust, chocolaty flavor. It makes the perfect complement crumbled over a classic cheesecake. Drizzle the plate with caramel and chocolate sauce and finish with a dollop of whip cream.
Whether you’re a long time baklava lover or first time taster, be sure to get your fill today, November 17th to celebrate National Baklava Day.