food and drinks, regions

Pakhlava from Quba

Just beside the carpet manufacturing is this small shop selling pakhlava from Quba. The man was our guide in the manufacturing and as a thank you we bought some of his pakhlava – 10 pieces as he signals with his fingers for five manat.

From farther away the pakhlava with its red color from saffron nearly looks like a big, thick pizza with tomato sauce. The pakhlava from Quba is in contrast to its nut-based sister from Şəki based on flour and layers of fine, latticed wafers, that look a little bit like thin vermicelli, and all soaked with syrup. It is definitely too sweet for my western pallet and a tiny piece provides my sugar supply for a day, if not a week.

This blog nicely documents the making of pakhlava.

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