Experience infamous Turkish hospitality directly from the heart of an authentic Turkish home in Istanbul . Spend a day learning to make traditional Baklava in a warm, loving environment. The steps will be explained and translated by a guide who will accompany you during your learning, and will be demonstrated with love and care by knowledgeable housewives. Despite the workshop being flexible with timings, we usually start at 10:00 or 10 : 30 am.
Our guide will pick you up from your hotel and take you to Sefakoy, a stunning example of a modern Turkish neighbourhood within Istanbul. Your day will consist of 3-4 hours of creating the baklava. After this, while the baklava is being cooked, our guide will take you to Aqua Florya for 1 – 1.5 hours of free time in which you can relax, shop and sightsee to your heart’s content on the sea front.
After a short 15 minute drive back to the kitchen, you will learn how to make the syrup that is poured over the baklava to give it its finishing touch.
The baklava is then delivered to your hotel the next morning once it is 100% ready, as the syrup needs time to cool and seep into each layer of the baklava. And there you have it!