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Storebought phyllo question - help

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mariab May 12, 2011 08:16 AM

Hi
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!

  1. bushwickgirl May 12, 2011 04:04 PM

    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.

    1. blue room May 12, 2011 08:43 AM

      You can maybe get an idea of what it's like when raw here:
      http://www.google.com/search?q=phyllo...

      1. mamachef May 12, 2011 08:33 AM

        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.

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          celeryroot May 12, 2011 08:28 AM

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

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