Wednesday, August 21, 2013

4:46pm baklava

08-21 baklava
In my mind, baklava is one of those sweets, that when made well, is absolutely heavenly; but most of the time it's not that good. But who is to say what is a good baklava. I certainly claim no connoisseurship when it comes the pastry, I only know what I like. Moist but not too drenched nor dry, not too flaky or gooshy, buttery, a nice amount of nuts to offset the texture, a little salty-sweet, and not too too sweet. So how does this one rate? It has all the makings of a mighty fine baklava, but it had a slight aftertaste of refrigerator tasting butter on its phyllo layers. That's a pet peeve of mine, and one I can't ignore, but I would try it again in the hopes of fresher butter.
Taste of Persia, 12 W. 18th St, NY, NY 10010 (btwn 5th Ave and 6th Ave)

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