There are many firsts in our lives; first crush, first kiss, first car, first dance, first love, first child....first taste of
That's right! I said Baklava!
'Round these parts here in north eastern Ohio we had a little bit of snow this weekend. I don't like driving in it so that was my prompt to start baking!
I've never made baklava until this weekend...seemed simple enough! Right? Right.
So off I went to the grocery store and grabbed the things I read I needed in many blogs, recipes and other miscellaneous websites on how to make this heavenly dish. My taste-buds were not prepared for the rich, buttery, nutty, crispy taste that brought
joy to my mouth with that first bite!
I brought some to church with me and it was an instant hit with kids and adults. I wasn't prepared for the compliments that followed. I sent my husband off to work this morning with a couple left over pieces I saved and by the time noon rolled around,
I had 5 orders for this addictive stuff I'm now calling crack!
But anyway, for most, this might seem or even look like an intimidating dish to make. I won't lie, it is time consuming but the wait is well worth the reward in this case. I bake a ton...and I mean a TON, but this, by far, was the most pleasing thing
I've prepared in a very long time!
I also toyed around with a little recipe I found here...Empanadas
Hope everyone has a great week!