The Gull Reef Club

1/7/2007

Delicious Coincidence

Filed under: — Jaime @ 5:09 pm

Having been years since I last had some, I recently developed an urge for baklava and mentioned this to Mike a week or so ago. On Friday night, we caught Emeril make some and my urge only increased. Yesterday, we took the plunge and gave it a go. Fillo dough is bizarre and difficult to handle. I have no idea how Greek old ladies made this back in the day before professional sheeting machines. It was like pie crust flavored paper and it is integral to baklava. Our efforts came out marvelously. Baklava is one of those treats that get better after sitting a day or two. I’m looking forward to more.

What I didn’t realize when we were making it last night was that it was Orthodox Christmas Eve and we were making a traditional treat of Greek Orthodox folks. A delicious coincidence.

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