Baklawa (pronounced bahk-LAY-wa as well as little bit-LAY-wa, and in some cases: bit-LAY-wee) will be the Lebanese pastry of phyllo, clarified butter, nuts, and flower drinking water very simple syrup. Lebanese baklawa is different in taste than Greek or some Turkish baklavas. Baklawa is built in here a number of sizes and shapes, but do-it-yourself baklawa is often rolled or layered and Slash into diamonds. The entire baklawa bakers I have known put together the varied areas of the pastry in advance, 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.