Pinsteps. Baklava Machnayehuda, Jerusalem

One of the most famous sweets in the East and almost its symbol is Baklava. The word baklava is mentioned in English in 1650, as a word from Turkish. The name baklava is used in many languages ​​with minor phonetic and spelling changes. Although the baklava recipe is wrapped with a myriad of legends, its current version was probably developed in the imperial kitchens of Topkapi Palace in Istanbul. The Sultan welcomed Janissaries with baklava on the 15th day of the month of Ramadan in a ceremonial procession called Baklava Alaiy. The local development of the Turkish recipe is the tradition in Jerusalem. The local twist is to fill the layers of dough with pistachios, walnuts, or almonds. A more simplified version of the dessert is also used, in which the milk is replaced with simple syrup. Some variations include fresh cream in the filling.


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Jerusalem behind the city walls

This trip is the full-day walking tour to Jerusalem for those who have already been in the city more than one time. We will start the day with two amazing museums that discover the real streets of Jerusalem from the time of King David and King Herod the Great. The city of King David impresses with its antiquity and authenticity. The Jerusalem archaeological park - Davidson Center shows the buildings of the vicinity of the Second Jerusalem Temple, its streets, and even shops of artisans. We will visit the Wailing Wall. We will walk along the southern walls of the old city to the Sultan's Pool and climb a little up the slope to the old windmill in the first suburb built behind the city walls. From the quarter of Moses Montefiori, we will approach the legendary King David Hotel and stop for a rest in Independence Park. At the end of the day, we will take a leisurely walk and eat at the most colorful, tasty, and famous city market - Mahane Yehuda.

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