Monday, June 27, 2011

My Big Fat Greek Dessert

Erica of Erica's Edibles was our host for the Daring Baker's June Challenge. Erica challenged us to be truly DARING by making homemade phyllo dough and then to use that homemade dough to make baklava.

Yep, Baklava.

I've never made Baklava before and I generally don't enjoy eating it that much, add that to the fact that I've made my own puff pastry before I wasn't too hip on this challenge at first. However, the homemade phyllo dough was super simple to make and much less time consuming than the puff pastry AND the baklava was DELICIOUS!!

Really, this picture is horrible and doesn't do it justice at all but it was really, really good. There was enough of the honey syrup that it stayed very most and the sugar and nut filling was very sweet and rich. A small bite was plenty.

My first ever attempt at baklava got rave reviews, so if you'd like to try it for yourself you can find the recipe at . Oooompah!

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