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Shatila - Dearborn - What to mail?

mctoft Aug 11, 2011 11:48 AM

Hello, I'm in the Detroit Metro region. I need to send something to a town near Lake Michigan for funeral/condolence purposes, because my friends just lost their mother. I know they have people pouring in from out of town and would appreciate getting food. I'd like to send something from Shatila. The problem is I don't really like their baklava (too sweet). I would appreciate any suggestions for what would be a good thing to get.

Thanks so much!

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  1. coney with everything RE: mctoft Aug 12, 2011 05:12 AM

    If they have maftoul cookies (date stuffed), those are tasty and travel well. I've not had Shatila's specificallly but New Yasmeen makes killer date cookies.

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      chloe4ever RE: mctoft Aug 19, 2011 09:48 PM

      Hard for me to answer because I LOVE their baklava. Bought some for family and everyone went crazy for it. So maybe it is just you.......something to consider.......

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        mctoft RE: chloe4ever Aug 24, 2011 07:53 PM

        Well, my mother used to make Baklava and she favored more butter and less honey. We're not Middle Eastern or Greek, so she just made it up as she saw fit. I suppose it is the sweetness that I don't like in the Shatila version, preferring the taste and texture of lots of butter. You're right, it might be just me. Harry and David makes a very buttery Baklava and I love that.

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