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May 12, 2011 08:16 AM

Storebought phyllo question - help

Looking forward to making these later. http://www.boston.com/lifestyle/food/...
Recipe calls for 6 sheets of dough. Package contains 2 rolls of dough. Is a sheet the same as a roll?
Please help!

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  1. No. The rolls consist of sheets. Just carefully peel off and use. You can then refreeze the rest of roll. Have fun and enjoy.

    1. I saw the recipe but didn't read it word for word. Those sound delicious; we love samosas in these parts. The answer above is correct; peel the sheets from the rolls, but since I didn't read the recipe carefully, I don't honestly know if it advised you to keep the sheets you're not working with covered with a barely-damp paper towel - if you don't they'll dry out while you're making the batch off the first sheet, and will be all but unuseable.

      1. You can maybe get an idea of what it's like when raw here:

        1. And 1) allow to defrost completely before unrolling, 2) keep the pile of sheets covered with a damp towel while you're working with one and 3) have fun, phyllo is cool. You'll get the technique in no time.

          Back in the early 80's, I worked for a chef who had to prepare dinner and dessert for a party of Greek students at UConn. On my day off called me to say, "How the hell do you work with this stuff, it's like toilet paper!" Hehe, I alone in the kitchen knew the secret and was reluctant to tell him, as he was a bit of a jerk, but after the promise of overtime and street cred, I went into work to help out.