Friday, December 15, 2006



I'm a relatively new convert to the sweet sticky treat that is baklava, but it is so yummy! If you've never tasted it, get ye along to your nearest Turkish eatery or deli and nab some now. It's great with a cup of coffee for a mid-afternoon break.


Blogger Milla said...

Having being with a Bulgarian for 10 years, I have learnt to make it myself!! And the home made version looks a bit darker than the one you buy in the shops, because of the oven I guess -and it has the syrup to go with. Anyway, I'll post a picture on my blog for you so you'll see my 'masterpiece'.

15 December, 2006 13:24  
Blogger Tanya said...

OH YES! LOVE the stuff. Had some proppa Greek stuff a few years ago. And some really awesome baklava served in a little cafe in Israel with some black Turkish coffee. Superb. LOVE IT!

Although, now that the government is clamping down on us fatties, I regret that my baklava munching days are going to come to a sad end rather soon.

15 December, 2006 14:46  
Blogger * (asterisk) said...

Milla: Ah, home-made baklava... Red suggested that I should try making my own, but I think it would be difficult, no? Maybe we can get a sneak peek at a recipe? Looking forward to seeing your masterpiece.

Tanya: It's delish, ain't it? What do you mean, the government is clamping down on fatties?

15 December, 2006 15:59  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ohhhhhh yummy! I was introduced to that delight last year! *drooling*

15 December, 2006 16:03  
Blogger Red said...


15 December, 2006 16:21  
Blogger * (asterisk) said...

Snowcrush: Sorry, girl, I can't comment on your Beta blog right now... But yeah, baklava is great, isn't it.

Red: You know it!

15 December, 2006 16:23  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i love baklava! and that looks delish!

15 December, 2006 17:02  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks delish. It is time consuming to make, but not difficult. I used to make it all the time.

Oh you're making me crazy a cup of coffee and a baklava...erp I want!

15 December, 2006 17:23  
Blogger Sheamus the... said...

That looks amazing! Reminds me of some stuff I ate when I was in Macedonia.

15 December, 2006 18:18  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

mmmm. I love baklava. Always have.

15 December, 2006 21:52  
Blogger d34dpuppy said...

wtf u been all ur life starman? that stuff is everywere not hard 2 make justa lotta layers

16 December, 2006 03:35  
Blogger mister anchovy said...

I have to admit I have a soft spot for the stuff myself....

16 December, 2006 04:56  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi *asterisk

Just to let you know I'll be starting my blog again on Sunday 17th Dec.


16 December, 2006 07:21  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks good, reminds me of our lumpia (vegetables, chicken, beef, etc. rolled in some sort of wrapper) here in the phil. i think you'd like our native delicacies, too--sweet rice cakes and stuff.

anyhowz, i changed my blogger address! it's now

thanks! i hope you're doing well!


16 December, 2006 16:07  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rationally I know it's wrong to be predjudiced against a poor dessert...but where's the chocolate!! ;)

I am a dessert bigot. (Hanging my head in shame)

16 December, 2006 17:07  
Blogger Camie Vog said...

Speaking of sweets...well, sort of...

had a dream that you and I went to see a My Chemical Romance concert. When I asked you where Red was you shrugged your shoulders. The next time I turned to say something to you, you had transformed into Red. Very odd.

16 December, 2006 23:28  
Blogger Underground Baker said...

Mmmm, baklava...when I first started making coffee for a living, we used to serve baklava with the espresso - oh my god, heaven in a cup and a crunch.

(that was a long time ago before starfucks was even a glint in anyone's eye)

17 December, 2006 09:29  
Blogger * (asterisk) said...

Martha: It's lovely, isn't it?! I bought some more on the weekend...

Candy: I don't cook or bake much, so I'm sure it'd be difficult for me. Easier just to buy it, especially when it's only 95p for four pieces.

Sheamus: Maybe it was the same sort of thing?

Olives: So I'm preaching to the converted with you, then?

17 December, 2006 14:34  
Blogger * (asterisk) said...

DP: I don't know, man... I guess I've led a sheltered existence! When I say "recent", though, I mean within the last four or five years: not just yesterday or anything!

Mr A: Good for you!

Razz: Thanks for letting me know.

Erika: Hi there. thanks for your new blog URL. I'm sure there's lot of delicious things in the Philippines that I'd be only too happy to eat after dinner!

17 December, 2006 15:01  
Blogger * (asterisk) said...

Lee: I never thought you'd be bigoted against a dessert. Outrageous! No chocolate, just love.

Camie: That's a bizarre dream. While we'd gladly go with you to an MCR gig, Red and I are two different people. Honest. It's not just me under an assumed name or anything...

Baker: That sounds great. It just goes so well with black coffee. And I'd imagine it goes well with espresso, too, since it's short and strong, just like Turkish coffee. I'll try it later today. (I'm a Starbucks-hater, too!)

17 December, 2006 15:27  
Blogger Milla said...

Today I am off to the Balkans to have some real baklava!
Happy holidays to you and Red, and all the best wishes for the new year. I'll raise a glass of rakia to you guys :)

18 December, 2006 06:47  
Blogger * (asterisk) said...

Milla: Have a great time. And eat some baklava for me, too!

18 December, 2006 10:11  
Blogger Tanya said...

Hi *. To answer your question, I have blogged about it. :)

18 December, 2006 10:13  
Blogger Gentleman-hobbs said...

I love 3 of them after a spicey kebab.

18 December, 2006 19:07  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


It may be 10,000 calories per bite, but it's so yummy.

If you had a piece of baklava with a glass of eggnog, you would probably kill over with a heart attack, but it's so yummy.

18 December, 2006 22:34  
Blogger * (asterisk) said...

Tanya: I'll be over to check it out.

G-Hobbs: Ah yes, that sounds like just the job!

Melanie: I think you're about right on the calorie count, scarily enough. I'm not sure I've had eggnog. If so, it must have been about a million years ago, cos I don't remember it well. Sounds like a lethal combination!

19 December, 2006 09:14  
Blogger Red said...

She took my feelings and she tore them like an eggnog!

19 December, 2006 12:25  
Blogger * (asterisk) said...

Red: That's what I thought, too!

19 December, 2006 15:12  

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