Truth be told, I was ready to jack in doing the Daring Bakers. I was wondering whether it would be better for me to challenge myself to bake something that I actually wanted to eat rather than waiting for someone else to pick something which sometimes I didn’t fancy eating, let alone making. But HOORAY! This month’s challenge of Baklava has drawn me back into the fold. I couldn’t be happier.
This month’s Erica of Erica’s Edibles was our host for the June Challange. Erica challenged us to be truly DARING by making homemade phyllo dough and then to use that dough to make Baklava.
I had never made phyllo pastry before and I found this daunting. I wasn’t great at doing it either which each piece tearing so in the end I did use some store bought as well, as my own just didn’t cut it. I will have to keep practicing!
I used a combination of pistachios, almonds and cashew nuts and it was lovely. I will have to make this again it was an absolute winner in our house!