Badambura means almond (badam) pie (bura). It belongs to Azerbaijani cuisine, one of the cuisines of the Caucasus. This multylayered pastry is filled with almonds meal, sugar, and ground cardamom. Badambura is usually prepared for the spring holiday Novruz, but can be enjoyed all throughout the year.
Milk, Nuts, and Honey
I discovered Badambura when was looking for an interesting dessert to add to my Caucasus Regional Cuisines tasting menu. There is Georgian puff pastry similar to Badambura, but with walnuts and less laborious, shaped as a roll. There are actually many similar pastries/cookies in Caucasus, Mediterranean, and Middle East cuisines — the dough is based on soured milk and often layered, the filling is made with nuts and sugar or honey. Kada, badambura, pakhlava, sweet shor-gogal — are some of them. Look at Italian sfogliatelle: the method for shaping is the same.