Blog-checking lines: 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.
Go to http://www.thedaringkitchen.com to check out the recipe & everyone’s creations!
THE DARING BAKERS’ JUNE, 2011 CHALLENGE: FROM PHYLLO TO BAKLAVA!!
Mandatory Items: This month you must make your own phyllo dough & turn it into a Baklava.
I love Baklava & I have always wanted to try making phyllo, so I was quite excited when this challenge came out. I have now learned after making the phyllo as well as the laminated dough & other doughs that are rolled paper-thin, that I don’t add enough liquid. My dough dried out way to much & I couldn’t get it as thin as I would have otherwise. I guess I shouldn’t be afraid to add a bit more liquid. It’s not the prettiest baklava, but it still tasted great! I can’t wait to try making it again. Now, if I could just figure out how to make it come out this good without all the fat! I also chose to halve the recipe as my sweet tooth is a little depleted after doing recipe testing for a cupcake cookbook the last couple of weeks.