It is OVER!!! The final for Dan's fourth and LAST semester of Greek was last night, and
In celebration, I wanted to make something Greek and desserty for the class. I looked over at Juliemom's for a recipe for Baklava but I couldn't find one. (my extent of knowledge of something Greek and sweet!) After a google moment, I tried my skill at Phyllo dough, and would have posted a "picture by picture" of my first time using it and making Baklava, but I was too ashamed at all my broken sheets and messy counters! I was in such huge rush to get this finished before the Greek final that I neglected to allot the full "two hours at room temperature before unrolling". note** 10 minutes is NOT.EVEN.CLOSE. to enough time!** Needless to say, I was VERY thankful for the globs of nuts and butter and cinnamon and butter (did I already say that? It was ALOT of butter!) that successfully adhered all of the two inch strips of Phyllo! I was told it was the best some had ever tasted! (Thanks :) Sweetie!) Now that I know a good portion of what NOT to do with that enigmatic dough, I think I'll try Julie's dinner recipe next!
ps- if you want a Baklava recipe, this one is great! Nearly fool proof!