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Apr 17, 2009 07:01 AM

OC source for actual butter baklava

Does anyone know where in OC one could find great baklava, (and other Middle Eastern sweets), made with butter, rather than shortening or veg oil?

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  1. I did not know you could make baklava with shortening or veg oil, have you had it made that way? Try Sarkis in Anaheim, they do some very good baklava.

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    1. re: Burger Boy

      Agree - Sarkis in Anaheim will do you proud.

      Bear in mind that many places use clarified butter so that it doesn't darken unnecessarily during baking, but it's still butter. I've never seen anyone use oil or shortening.

    2. I agree, it shouldn't be made with oil or shortening, but it is, all over the place. I assume for reasons of cost or dietary restrictions. Packaged stuff has it listed right there on the label, and I always ask at pastry counters.

      Sarkis, huh? Is this the place on Ball Road? Actual butter?

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      1. re: Allmodcons

        Yes, on Ball west of Brookhurst, next to Zankou Chicken. Call ahead if you want to make 100% absolutely sure.

        1. re: Das Ubergeek

          The guy on the phone just now said butter, after seeming to check w/someone else. I'll give it a try, thanks.