Origins

OUR STORY

If you’ve ever baked BAKLAVA at home, you know that creating this scrumptious sweet pastry is tedious, time consuming, and involved.  You do it because you love the fresh, homemade flavor and you know exactly what’s in it.  

If you occasionally buy BAKLAVA in a store or online, you know the quality can be hit or miss. People tell us that most BAKLAVA is dry and lacks a syrupy, gooey texture, it’s not buttery enough, and doesn’t have a fresh, flavorful taste.  pureBAKLAVA is changing all that -- it’s scrumptiously delicious, homemade taste without the hassle.

Our Beginning.  

Our family has been tinkering with BAKLAVA for the past 20 years in-between careers and raising our family. 

Yiayia (Grandmother) Old Photograph with Luggage

The origin of our recipe is from our Yiayia (Greek grandmother) who brought it with her when she immigrated to the United States through Ellis Island in the 1920’s. Yiayia kept her recipes in her head, and without precise measurements.  They were her secrets. Our mother Nikki patiently captured Yiayia’s recipe, adding exact measurements, then she passed it on to us. This recipe is authentically from “the old county,” as Yiayia would refer to her hometown in Greece.

We’ve given BAKLAVA as gifts to family, friends and work associates and they’ve encouraged us to make it available to people who crave the best.  One very proud moment was when our BAKLAVA was featured in Cheryl’s Cookie’s national holiday catalogue a few years back under our former name, The Greek Lady’s Kitchen. One of their associates received it as a gift and called us to set the wheels in motion. They are very picky, so we were humbled and surprised, and working with Cheryl’s validated what our friends told us about the quality and flavor of pureBAKLAVA.  

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