This traditional Baklavas is made with many layers of crisp crust leaves, with nuts between each layer and soaked with aromatic syrup! Baklava is one of the most talked about sweets in the world. Although, you will see that there is a controversy as to its origin. The fact is that baklava existed from the time of the Byzantine Empire, before the Ottomans took over the city. The Ottoman Empire, with its conquests, made this sweet known to the countries it conquered.