Baklawa (pronounced bahk-LAY-wa as well as bit-LAY-wa, and occasionally: little bit-LAY-wee) could be the Lebanese pastry of phyllo, clarified butter, nuts, and flower drinking water simple syrup. Lebanese baklawa differs in flavor than Greek or some Turkish baklavas. Baklawa is produced in a variety of shapes and sizes, but do-it-yourself baklawa here is often rolled or layered and Slice into diamonds. The entire baklawa bakers I have known put together the varied areas of the pastry upfront, so that on baking day baklawa is mainly an assembly challenge of phyllo, nuts, cutting, buttering, baking, [smelling the aroma] and drenching in syrup. The end. Oh, and taking in.