I drive by this place all the time…and this time I remembered to stop! Patisserie Royale (1801, Lawrence Avenue East Unit 9) is a Scarborough store that specializes in Middle Eastern pastries. The recipe has been handed down from generations (from Syria) and they use clarified butter, Californian nuts and pistachios from Turkey in their sweets.
They make all kinds of baklava, including cashew, pistachio and walnut. Never had baklava before? You’re missing out! These phyllo layered pastries are soaked in a honey syrup and are really sweet. These ones were good, and I actually found them less sweet than my go-to baklava places. (Ghazale & Paramount Fine Foods) I typically can’t eat more than two of these in one sitting!
It’s about $25 per pound for baklava and I paid $6 for 9 pieces. It goes by weight. Next time you are in Scarborough for Goody’s Burgers, stop by them for dessert!