I made phyllo dough!!!
Posted: 20 July 2009 06:19 PM   [ Ignore ]
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I had to brag here.  I made Rose’s apple strudel recipe on Sunday and made my own phyllo dough!  I’ve never even attempted such a thing before and in fact hadn’t even used store-bought dough. 

After mixing together the dough I looked at that tiny little lump and thought, “It would be against all the laws of nature for you to transform into a 48” sheet of pastry.”  I really didn’t think I’d be able to do it.  But it worked!  Admittedly, it took a little long, even with my mom helping me stretch it, and we probably only got it to about 36” before I decided it was getting too dry and finished it up.

This was such a milestone for me in my pastry making experience.  Thanks Rose!

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Posted: 20 July 2009 06:50 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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yum that looks sooo good. Phyllo dough is so tough to use,  hats off to making it!!

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Posted: 20 July 2009 07:10 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Thanks ski!  It was delicious.  I used pecans instead of walnuts, since that’s what I had on hand.  And I’m very lucky because a local farm was still selling Northern Spy apples out of their cold storage - in my opinion those are one of the best baking apples out there.

After eating a piece my dad actually got up to clean up my mess in the kitchen saying, “Anyone who makes me something like that deserves to have their dishes done.”  smile

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Posted: 20 July 2009 07:20 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Well done! Truly worth bragging about. And your dad sounds like a total sweetie.

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Posted: 20 July 2009 08:50 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Cudos to you!!  It is an amazing pastry!  I tried making it once in the dead of winter (here it is -40 C and dry dry dry) and it failed miserably!  Congratulations on your HUGE success and I am speaking from experience smile

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Posted: 20 July 2009 09:34 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Congratulations!  Rose is so great for venturing outside one’s comfort zone.  Your strudel looks absolutely wonderful!

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Posted: 20 July 2009 10:53 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Wow! I can’t believe you made phyllo. You have every right to brag about it.

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Posted: 21 July 2009 12:29 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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I agree with the others.  Wow!  That’s so awesome.  I’ll put it on my list to try one day. grin  congratulations on a job well done.

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Posted: 21 July 2009 04:36 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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very awesome and total cudos!  upcoming youtube video with Rose making and strudel!

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Posted: 21 July 2009 06:38 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Wow!! Making your own phyllo dough is really awesome! The strudel looks great.

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Posted: 21 July 2009 09:59 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Thanks all.  I highly recommend trying it out.  It was like watching magic happen!

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Posted: 21 July 2009 01:32 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Congratulations. I am impressed and inspired. smile
Incredible - making my own phyllo is on my list as well! I love Mediterranean/Middle Eastern cuisin with such a passion, and thought it would be great to learn how to make phyllo from a little old lady somewhere. But being able to replicate it at home with rose as a teacher (via the written word) is a testament to how good Rose is!
WOW.
My great aunt used to make phyllo dough on laundry day using a broomstick, the kitchen table and bedsheets. (Would have loved to see that!)

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Posted: 23 July 2009 01:14 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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Looks beautiful.  Great job!

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