Persian Baklava ( Baghlava ) Diamond Style


In Iran, Baklava or Baghlava or Baklawa is cut and presented in smaller diamond/lozenge-shaped cuts (the smaller the more elegant) flavored with rosewater syrup. The cities of Yazd and Qazvin are especially famous for their baklava, which is widely distributed in Iran. The most decadent Baklava in Iran are special order and use only pistachios. However, due to cost, almonds are more common; nonetheless, pistachios are always used for garnishing. Ground almonds (or pistachios) are mixed with sugar and spiced with cardamom, sandwiched in dough sheets, baked, and finished with rosewater scented syrup.