This is Baqlawa with a modern twist and the below is the inspiration behind this recipe:
I wanted to create a less sweet, with more nutritional value dessert that is also inspired from the traditional and classic cuisine, however, still make it look different and yet be one with a story. Not much to ask right?
The outcome was, this decadent, apple-sweetened, nutty and aromatic dessert with way less calories (than the original Baqlawa) and way more nutritional value. A very impressive dessert when plated, and one that told the story of mountain ingredients and sparked conversation whenever served. An all round pleasant food experience! I had also prepared and served this for the Food Styling & Photography Workshop I organise in Dubai and all the participant along with the SCAFA culinary school staff and students enjoyed it and loved how balanced the sweet is in this dessert. Which makes me know for sure that you will too.
- Making your own applesauce completely improves the flavours. Also allows you to control the aromatics used. When making your own, reserve the water of the first boil. Then simmer that water to reduce and thicken then drizzle that water over the dessert as you would with Qater (sugar syrup). Not only is it a less sweet and way healthier substitute to sugar syrup, but that concentration of apple flavor is just heavenly! With that said, if you do not have the time to make it but still looking for reliable, healthy and clean organic apple sauce then buy it from me. Follow this link to order DS Applesauce.