Yazidi refugee opens Turkish bakery in Lincoln

By Margaret Davenport Baklava is a flaky, sticky, nutty dessert made with honey and very thin layers of dough stacked atop each other. Safwan Qaedi insists that you have to try his. β€œThe best baklava in the United States is here,” he said. Whether or not this is true is unknown β€” that would require sampling thousands of baklava β€” but the 21-year-old is committed to his craft. Arriving every day to begin baking at 7 a.m., Qaedi is the owner and only baker of Turkish Sweets, a small bakery at 317 N. 27th St., which is responsible for...

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