I started selling & shipping baklava online back in September after some testing through my online gaming group. It's been a great success through their site, eBay, and Etsy. I thought I'd post something here in off topics in case anyone was interested. I set up a basic website at http://www.mandrik.com
that has slightly better deals than what I have on eBay & Etsy (since I avoid their fees this way). My inspiration to start doing this came from FTL. For years I wanted to make & sell baklava online, but I was always worried about different government regulations regarding these types of things. I started listening to FTL late this past summer and absolutely loved the show. I became an AMPlifier and decided that I would go with my idea of selling baklava online as a form of civil disobedience. It's a small, but important, step for me in the direction of liberty.
I turn 30 in April and have been baking baklava since I was 13. My parents came over on a boat from Greece back in the 60's. I took my grandmother's recipe and modified it over the years to create what I've dubbed as Mandrik's Melt-In-Your-Mouth Baklava. I'm obsessed with making the best baklava, so I always buy the best ingredients. I don't use clover honey, but rather buckwheat honey, which gives my baklava amazing flavor. I've sold about 20 pans worth of orders since September so I think it's safe to say people really like it.
I seal orders in wax paper, put that in a plastic container, bubble wrap & box it, and then ship via USPS Priority Mail.
Baklava ingredients: Fillo dough, walnuts, butter, sugar, buckwheat honey, water, cinnamon, clove, lime juice