Posts Tagged ‘baklava’

Turkish Baklava

July 26th, 2011 | Cookies, Desserts, Pastry, Turkish, Vegetarian | Christi | 2 Comments

I miss Istanbul. I miss the crazy bus drivers, the open bazaars, and the amazing street food. I miss the sweets- Turkish delight, and authentic baklava. Then again, sometimes you have to improvise. Turkish baklava is traditionally made with pistachios. That can get expensive, so a mix of almonds, cashews or walnuts are also delicious. […]

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Sassy Almond Tassies

December 28th, 2010 | Cookies, Desserts, Pastry, Vegetarian | Christi | 1 Comment

I made these Almond Tassie Tarts over the weekend. Mr. Bear said exactly what I had been thinking. “These taste like baklava!” Bingo. Nevermind that there’s no honey anywhere, and not a single pistachio in sight. Forget the fact that cream cheese is a primary ingredient in the pastry versus the phyllo leaves of a […]

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