“Baklava is to Syria as apple or cherry pie is to the United States; it’s a popular dessert that Syrians in Aleppo consider an everyday sweet treat. Aleppo Sweets’ sumptuous baklava contains just the right combination of sweet syrup and nuts to robe the tender crunchy layers of phyllo dough. It’s a contrast to Greek baklava, which tastes more sweet and syrupy.”
- Nancy Kirsch for Edible Rhody, Fall 2018 Issue.
Authentic Syrian Baklava
Chopped nuts tossed in Orange Blossom Extract
surrounded by layers of Crispy Phyllo Dough,
lightly drizzled with simple syrup,
dusted with crushed pistachios.
This baklava was baked with care in authentic style by Syrian Refugee, Youssef Akhtarini.
Youssef arrived in the USA with his wife and 6 children in October 2016. He began apprenticing at a famous baklava bakery in Aleppo, Syria when he was just 16 years old, and opened his own bakery in his 20’s. Now, after having to flee the country of his birth, it is his dream to open a bakery and cafe here in Providence.