Baklava at Casablanca

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A few weeks ago, my mother and I had dinner at Casablanca, and since, she's the mother she picked up the tab. When the owner Aimer returned with my mother's credit card, instead of giving it to her, he gave it to me and told me to go buy something nice for myself. Ha!

I did not, for the record, get away with her credit card, but I did get her baklava.

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The sampler has about a dozen pieces and includes baklava made with walnut, pistachio, and cashew ($9.99).

Aimer says that the baklava is made in two ways with regards to the phyllo dough: flat sheets and rolled up angel-hair-like "noodles."

The "noodles" are cooked first and then baked with the rest of the ingredients. The baklava with the flat sheets of dough are baked at the same time.

Aimer also says that he doesn't use a ton of sugar in this dessert, but he will make it with sugar and no honey to accommodate vegans.

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