Huge Baklava

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    Actually I'm not sure it counts as a baklava - are they normally the size of a large wallet, and do they normally have mincemeat in them? I think not..

    1. magstultz 99 months ago | reply

      I think not too... this does look flaky and tasty - what are the green sprinkles on top? Nice shot of it too!

    2. harry harris 99 months ago | reply

      Hi Maggie! It was indeed flaky and tasty. The 'green sprinkles'? They're of course ground pistachio nuts, stuck on with honey or sugar water.

    3. magstultz 99 months ago | reply

      can you eat pistachio nuts?

    4. harry harris 99 months ago | reply

      Yup, no problem. Luckily!

    5. norwichrocks 99 months ago | reply

      Cor, that looks good...

    6. Irene 77 99 months ago | reply

      well,we really don't have the same taste in food...
      peanut butter and brown cheese....

      But I really like your pics:-)

      Hm...reading the comment now, I do like pistachio nuts

    7. Dinnovation 99 months ago | reply

      More like "Mince puff pastry tart", but it still looks nice. Baklava is made huge, just cut into smaller bits, but nuts, cinnamon and apple is a more usual filling! However, with two or three jars of mincemeat still in the cupboad that has given me an idea!

    8. yoel herzberg [deleted] 99 months ago | reply

      Not a baklava, nope. Not in the middle east, that is. Nevertheless, it looks quite good, although it's university food.

    9. harry harris 99 months ago | reply

      It was, Trucie! And it was the only one.. and looked unusual.. I had to have it! ;0)

      Thanks Irene! And I reckon the Gjetost would be fine with peanut butter - the taste shapes seem to fit together in my head, anyway! I'll let you know - we can get it in Norwich you know!

      Georgy - I'm all for experimentation, so I'm glad they did it.. but they should not have called it Baklava, I was expecting lots of honey and nuts and pastry, not a giant mince pie! still.. yum!

      Yoel, I know (I'm a bit of a baklava fan actually, as are my family). I just wondered if my education was lacking. But yes, it was good - for University food!

    10. Hindolbittern 98 months ago | reply

      I wouldn't do it again Harry. Mincemeat, ummm suet maybe...?

    11. harry harris 98 months ago | reply

      Sarah, you've been out in the sticks with the Real Food people for too long! Nearly all mincemeat is veggie now, and UEA Catering are well up on such things.

      Also it didn't leave me with a disgustingly sticky/greasy top palate, so I knew it was OK ;-)

    12. Hindolbittern 98 months ago | reply

      Phewee. I didn't realise that.

      I can't remember where now (somewhere foodie), but over the festive season I did see some (sweet) pies on sale that were made with meat as per the original medieval gig.

      I didn't try them so haven't got a consumer report. You'll probably be entirely delighted to hear!

      Seen in my recent comments. (?)

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