Baklava (from the Farsi for “many leaves”), a pastry perfected by royal bakers in the sultan’s palace in Istanbul, consists of layers of phyllo filled with nuts and spices and drenched in a syrup.

Pâte Brisée Pie Crust

A pâte brisée has a fragile, crumbly texture and does not rise when baked. It is the pastry of choice for quiche and tarts and can be used for both savory and sweet dishes.