Baklawa (pronounced bahk-LAY-wa or maybe little bit-LAY-wa, and often: bit-LAY-wee) could be the Lebanese pastry of phyllo, clarified butter, nuts, and flower h2o simple syrup. Lebanese baklawa differs in flavor than Greek or some Turkish baklavas. Baklawa is produced in many different styles and sizes, but home made baklawa is typically rolled or layered and Slash 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 job of phyllo, here nuts, cutting, buttering, baking, [smelling the aroma] and drenching in syrup. The end. Oh, and taking in.