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A few weeks ago I made baklava for the first time. It is one of my favorite desserts but I never attempted to make it myself assuming it was simply too difficult. It's so beautiful, layers and layers of chopped nuts and dough, covered in a delicious syrup, how could I possibly make something so amazing?! I am very glad to say that I couldn't have been more wrong. It wasn't difficult at all!

One of my favorite things about cooking and baking is getting lost in the process. When I'm really into what I'm doing in the kitchen, the world falls away. It's just me and the ingredients, doing a dance until the dish comes together. This recipe really kept me in the moment because phyllo is so delicate you do have to be quite mindful of your handling of it. So, I buttered and layered until I had a lovely sheet of Persian baklava, brimming with pistachios and topped with a sticky sweet syrup and beautiful dried rose petals.

Check out the recipe for this Baklava over at Cinnamon Snail by clicking the title of the recipe here: Vegan Persian Baklava with Rosewater Syrup and Pistachios

Why am I sharing another Cinnamon Snail recipe?! Because Chef Adam is my guest on tomorrow's Did You Bring the Hummus Podcast! You'll be able to listen on your favorite podcast app (be sure to subscribe!) and here on my website (the latest episode is always on top)

Check out these photos of my Baklava, it was almost too beautiful to eat! (But, I did eat it, I did say "almost!")

baklava squares topped with rose petals & pistachios

You'll notice that mine are cut into squares while Chef Adam's are on a diagonal, making a really beautiful shape. My brain did not compute when trying to angle the knife to get a similar cut to that in the recipe so instead of making a mess, I went with a square. It did not alter the taste one bit 😉

tray of Persian Baklava

close up of baklava on the tray

Will you give Chef Adam's recipe a try?

What is your favorite vegan dessert? If your favorite isn't vegan and you would like to see it veganized, give me the title in the comments below and I'll work on veganizing it, sharing it in a blog during the month of May. This will be a fun challenge for me!


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