Monday, June 27, 2011

Daring Bakers do Baklava!

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.

Repeat after me:  “I will never complain about rolling out pie dough again”. 

This month, I re-join the Daring Bakers after a long absence to focus on work and family life.  Time is once again allowing me to return to blogging (at a slow pace) and with that, returning to the group that helps me to stretch my boundaries in the kitchen.  This month’s challenge was one I’ve been waiting for: Baklava.  The flaky, nutty, uber-sweet dessert that most people associate with Greece, but whose origin is claimed by many different nations.

Our host this month is Erica of Erica’s Edibles.  Erica chose Baklava for the challenge and added the requirement of making and rolling out your own Phyllo dough.   Being that the Daring Bakers are always up for a challenge, this seemed to be right up our alley.