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  • n  rich Middle Eastern cake made of thin layers of flaky pastry filled with nuts and honey

  • After a dessert of four types of baklava of varying shapes, sweetness and fillings, I was stuffed.
  • Making fun of someone's baklava may be cruel inside the Greek community, but it's not one of the cutting, hate-tinged riffs so many sitcom characters display.
  • Instead of the sticky-sweet leaden pastry that many Middle Eastern joints try to pass off as baklava, the balawa bil ishta is light, flaky and subtly sweetened with crushed nuts .

  • Laila Ali in Southern California InFocus
    I only add olive oil to most of my food to make it healthier. I cook chicken, vegetables, fish and red meat. I learned not to eat a lot of rice or sugar except with the baklava and kunafah, which I can't resist. But I only take small portions,...

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