The Story of Baklava starts long ago, the mighty Assyrians, who had been preparing it early as the 8th century B.C. by layering unleavened flat bread with chopped nuts in between, drenching it in honey and then baking it in primitive wood-burning ovens. The modern day baklava went through a number of transitions as the history of the area kept on changing. Middle East, Eastern Mediterranean, Balkans, Caucasia, Turks, Arabs, Greeks, Armenians, who introduce baklava as their national desert was all part of Ottoman Empire once.
It would be reasonable to conclude that making of baklava has seen as a Mastership on its own because of the importance given to baklava in these Ottoman Empire.