A rich Greek and Middle Eastern dessert made up of thin, flaky layers of phyllo pastry and filled with an assortment of different chopped nuts (pistachios, almonds, walnuts etc.) and soaked in honey sugar syrup. It is said that the Greeks perfected the development of the phyllo dough, making it possible to roll out as thin as paper and create that crispy, flaky texture that everyone looks for in Baklava.