Baklawa (pronounced bahk-LAY-wa or even bit-LAY-wa, and in some cases: little bit-LAY-wee) may be the Lebanese pastry of phyllo, clarified butter, nuts, and flower drinking water very simple syrup. Lebanese baklawa is different in flavor than Greek or some Turkish baklavas. Baklawa is designed in a number of sizes and shapes, but home made baklawa baklawa is often rolled or layered and Slash into diamonds. The entire baklawa bakers I have known put together the varied portions of the pastry in advance, to ensure that on baking day baklawa is especially an assembly venture of phyllo, nuts, slicing, buttering, baking, [smelling the aroma] and drenching in syrup. The top. Oh, and consuming.