Traditional Apple Strudel

BY HELEN S. FLETCHER, ON
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I grew up eating apple strudel.  My mother and grandmother, who came from Yugoslavia would make the strudel dough from scratch on Sundays’ and pull the dough out so thinly you could read a paper through it. There was a round table covered with fresh white tablecloths on which it was pulled.  My job was […]

Spanakopita – A Spinach Pie from Greece

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This Spanakopita (pronounces span-ah- koh -pee-tah) is a traditional Greek filling with spinach, feta, green onions, and eggs. While the filling is traditionally used to fill a pie enclosed in phyllo, it is also familiar as a small appetizer folded into triangles. For an in-depth discussion of phyllo and how to use it, please see my Baklava blog . […]

Phyllo at its Finest – Baklava

BY HELEN S. FLETCHER, ON
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My mother was a fantastic baker and cook.  She could take nothing and make something wonderful from it.  Unfortunately, I didn’t appreciate it when I was growing up.  They practically had to force feed me like those poor geese for foie gras.  But what I did love, was anything my mother baked and is why, […]