Saturday, September 30, 2006
Tyler and his mom researched and produced baklava
The history of baklava, like that of many other foods, is not well documented, says wikipedia.org. Though it has been claimed by many peoples, the best evidence is that, despite its Arabic-seeming name, it is of Turkish origin.
It is a splendid moment when my students learn to cook a pan of the classic sweet, baklava. Keep half of it for the family. The class needs only a tiny sample. Even students who've never cooked a thing can follow the directions and produce - solo, believe it or not - a fine pan of the syrup-soaked dessert.