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Jan 2, 2012 10:42 AM

Cedars Bakery - Bay Ridge

Had really great baklava at Lebanese Cedars Bakery @ 7204 Fifth Avenue.
Theirs has many levels of flavor.
I especially liked the triangular baklava stuffed with ricotta filling.

7204 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11209

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  1. I think the ricotta filling is called ashta. I asked the woman what was in a certain pastry. She said ashta. I asked her what's ashta. She just replied ashta. Pointed to another thing and asked the same question. Ashta was her response. I asked if ashta is a cheese or custard. She just replied ashta is ashta. I pointed to another one and her response was no ashta - plain. I pointed to the knafeh (a dish that I'm familiar with) and she told me cheese. Well, I ended up picking up something with this mysterious "ashta" in it and it was similar to ricotta but a bit smoother.

    They also have a great interesting ice cream flavor (well, at least to me). Forgot what it's called but there's rosewater and mastic in it. It was interesting trying ice cream that had some chew.