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 🇳🇱 A Sweet Fusion of Traditions 🇹🇷




Welcome to Baklavlaai, where the rich culinary traditions of Turkey and the Netherlands come together in a delightful fusion. Our founders, Nil and Maarten, bring their unique cultural backgrounds to create a dessert experience like no other. Nil hails from Turkey, where baklava is a cherished local delicacy known for its flaky layers and sweet, nutty filling. Maarten comes from the Burgundian southern part of the Netherlands, Zuid-Limburg, where vlaai, a traditional fruit pie, is a staple of weekend social gatherings.

Their shared passion for their heritage and a love for baking inspired them to combine these beloved treats, resulting in Baklavlaai. This unique dessert represents the perfect blend of their roots, offering a taste of both Turkish and Dutch traditions. At Baklavlaai, we invite you to savor this delicious creation, perfect for any social gathering and a testament to the harmony of diverse flavors and cultures.

"There is no better way to bring people together than with desserts"

- Gail Simmons -

Discover the Delight of BaklaVlaai

A Perfect Fusion of Turkish and Dutch Sweet Traditions

Baklavlaai is a unique dessert that blends the rich, nutty flavors of Turkish baklava with the sweet, fruity essence of Dutch vlaai. It features layers of phyllo dough brushed with melted butter, filled with a mixture of finely chopped pistachios, walnuts, and almonds. This baklava base is soaked in a sweet syrup made from honey, water, sugar, and a touch of lemon juice.

The vlaai component uses a traditional Dutch pie dough base, filled with fresh or preserved cherries, apricots, or apples thickened with sugar and cornstarch. A creamy custard made from eggs, milk, sugar, and vanilla adds a smooth layer. Spices like cinnamon, cardamom, and nutmeg enhance the flavor, while lemon zest adds a bright, citrusy note. Optional rose water or orange blossom water can be added for an aromatic finish, reflecting Middle Eastern influences.

This fusion of high-quality ingredients makes Baklavlaai a perfect treat for any social gathering.


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A Perfect Fusion of Turkish and Dutch Sweet Traditions

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