Why You Must Break Your Ramadan Fast With Assorted Baklava

It’s the 17th Century. Troops march from their barracks to the Topkapi palace in Istanbul.

On arrival, each regiment is presented with two trays of baklava. They sling the trays in cloth, suspend the knotted cloth on a pole and march back to their barracks. They do this faithfully, on the 15th of Ramadan each year.

The Baklava Procession might sound like something out of an epic movie. But, it is an actual tradition that was upheld by the Turkish Janissary troops for years.

Although the Baklava Procession ended with the Janissary troops’ downfall, the Turkish pastry remains an essential part of Ramadan.

During the holy month, Muslims worldwide fast from dawn to dusk to atone for their sins and become more mindful of others’ plight. When night falls, they enjoy breaking their fast with friends and family.

Gourmet baklava from Layla’s Delicacies is the perfect addition to any Iftar menu. Freshly baked, crispy yet moist, and packed with flavor, these treats are just what you need when you break your fast. Here’s why you should give our assorted baklava a try. 

Enjoy Dessert That Doesn’t Go Overboard on Sweetness

gourmet baklava tray
Baklava Pistachio

For some people, sugar cravings hit hard after a day of fasting. Your body’s glucose levels can drop so low that all you want is sweets when it's time for iftar.

You’re not the only one; many Muslims break their fast with something sweet, usually dates.

Additionally, breaking your fast with a sweet has health benefits. Dates, for example, have lots of sugar and are quickly digested, so they help one’s blood glucose levels return to normal. It is why a tray of sweets is a common sight during iftar.

Break your Ramadan fast with assorted Baklava from Layla’s delicacies to enjoy the subtle sweetness that does not leave you feeling nauseous like most excessively sweet treats would.

Ours is a far cry from the syrupy dessert you find in some bakeries. We use an authentic recipe that calls for 70% nuts and 30% sugar, ensuring you enjoy all the natural flavors of assorted baklava.

We take quality Turkish pistachios with a smooth texture, layer them with ground almonds for that crunch, and top the layers off with crisp, honied filo. We use natural honey that is rich in nutrients and has a better taste. Our filo is brushed with the right amount of lemon juice, melted butter, and olive oil to keep it moist without making it greasy.

Rather than a sugary mouthful, every bite of our assorted baklava is a crunchy delight full of nutty flavors.

Don’t just take our word for it; here is what one of our customers had to say:

“Layla’s delicacies are so delicious, not too sweet, with the best ingredients, beautifully crafted and presented in a lovely box. These are becoming my perfect gift to offer friends and a wonderful treat for me.” - Catherine Chaulet, Lexington, United States

Get Your Daily Protein, Fibre, and Healthy Fats In One Go

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Baklava Pistachio

After a full day of fasting, you want to get in enough nutrients during iftar and suhoor to keep you going the next day. Why not do so by eating something delicious? One serving of our baklava pistachio has 4 grams of protein, 2 grams of fiber, and 8 grams of fat.

Baklava at Leyla’s Delicacies is made with high-quality ingredients. Our artisans hand-pick the finest Turkey pistachios. Pistachios are choke-full of nutrients that have various health benefits, including:

  • Unsaturated fat can help keep blood sugar in check
  • Fiber that aids digestion and promotes good gut bacteria
  • Protein that makes you feel fuller for longer

Natural honey, olive oil, filo pastry, and butter come together to create a nutritious gourmet snack.

When you break your fast, a few pieces of Baklava make up for some of the nutrients you missed out on during the day. 

Stick to Your Vegan Diet with our Gluten-Free Baklava El Bey

delicious vegan baklava for Ramadan
Vegan Box, 22 pc

Staying true to your vegan diet during Ramadan can be challenging. Breaking fasts at family gatherings might come with a fair share of questions about your lifestyle choice.

Your hosts might not have your dietary choices in mind while preparing iftar. Sometimes all you can do is enjoy a snack and have a meal later when you get home.

Baklava El Bey is our gourmet vegan snack, a modern twist to the traditional treat. It is enclosing crunchy pistachios in almond paste. Despite leaving out the honied filo, we balance a subtle sweetness with rich nutty flavors to create a decadent dessert.

Along with Baklava El Bey, our Vegan Box has a variety of unique culinary experiences, including:

  • Bjewia pistachio topped with dried roses
  • Chopped almond, and hazelnut topped with pistachio
  • Soft mixture of almond and hazelnut
  • Soft mixture of almond and pistachio

Enjoy a Slice of the Mediterranean At Home

assorted gourmet pastry in excellent packaging
Escape Box, 10 PC.

After a day of sacrifice, you deserve to break your fast with a tray of top-tier dessert. Each bite of our pastries is a marriage of the best that the Mediterranean has to offer. Thanks to Tunisia’s vibrant multicultural history, our assorted baklava is highly sophisticated.

From the comfort of your home, let your taste buds explore the Mediterranean through:

  • Stuffing techniques inherited from the Moors of Spain
  • Use of almonds influenced by the Berbers of North Africa
  • Use of pistachio influenced by the Middle East
  • Refinement influenced by the French and Italians living in Tunisia.  

Purchase our Escape Boxthat has assorted treats to take you on a journey through cultures and time.

Our customers remark on the authenticity of our treats:

“Almost too beautiful to eat! But so good, it was hard not to finish the entire box in one sitting. As my husband commented... this isn't just good food, it's art! I have been fortunate to have visited beautiful Tunisia many times over the years, and I was familiar with the sweets for which the country is known. So I was very happy to discover Layla's Delicacies. Their products, in my opinion, are every bit as good as the best ones that I sampled during my visits to Tunisia...” - Denise, Port O, United States.

Share Assorted Baklava With Those You Love

ssorted sweets in a tray
Appreciation Box, 46 pc.

Ramadan is all about sharing with friends, family, and the less fortunate. Break your fast with our baklava pistachio, but do not forget to share it with loved ones.

Luckily, you do not need a Baklava Processionto share a tray of assorted treats with others.

At Layla’s Delicacies, we embody the spirit of the holy month by preparing custom boxes that you can send to loved ones as Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr gifts.

Say a sweet thank you with the Appreciation Box that comes in 9, 14, 23, and 46 pieces. You may also like our limited edition boxesthat have a selection of rare sweets for special occasions.

Our one-day delivery timeline ensures that your Eid al-Fitr gift gets to its destination just in time for the celebration.

Have questions about what to order from our product catalog? Reach out to us — we are always ready to help!

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