Between the sheets of Phyllo pastry...
Buttery light and flaky describes...
anything enveloped by the delicate sheets...
of PHYLLO pastry.
If you're rushed for the recipe...go straight to the end of the post.
...meaning 'leaf' in the Greek language.
. Most recipes with Phyllo will usually be baked on the 2nd rack up from the bottom in the oven at between 350F/180C/Gas 4...to sometimes 375F/190C/Gas 5.
. After having refrigerated the leftovers...make sure that when ready to eat these pies or pastries again...carefully either re-heat them in a very low temp. oven for no more than 10 minutes or just simply leave them cool down at room temp. NEVER re-heat in the microwave.
Phyllo triangle pockets
Makes 12 pastries
. Pre-heat oven to 375F/190C/Gas 5
. Position rack on 2nd level from the bottom of the oven.
. Clean and prepare a large enough space on the counter to work the pastries.
. Line a very large cookie sheet with a parchment paper or use a 'Silpat'. Set aside.
. Dampen a tea towel to later cover the unused, 'Phyllo'.
. In a small bowl, melt the butter and then mix in the oil.
...Prepare the filling and the sheets:
. Place the 'Phyllo' sheets under the damp cloth.
. When you are absolutely ready, take one sheet at the time and lightly drizzle the butter/oil mix. Leave the remaining sheets under the cover to prevent them from drying. Afterwards, with your hand, quickly spread the mix throughout the surface of the sheet, while making sure the edges are well covered. Make sure not to saturate the sheets.
. At the start of each strip, leave a small space before placing three apple slices, followed by chocolate, a nut and topped by a sprinkle of cinnamon.
. Afterwards, fold each strip into a triangle (as if folding a flag)...Start with the right hand corner and flip to the left by creating a triangle. Continue with that pointed end and flip upwards. Flip again to the opposite end and repeat the last few steps until you almost reach the end. At this point make a small fold that will be left tucked under.
. Brush a little of the butter mix onto the surfaces before placing them onto the baking sheet.
. Repeat the same for the remaining ingredients.
. BAKE for about 15-20 minutes or until the pockets turn a golden colour. When cooled onto racks, sprinkle with optional icing sugar and cinnamon.
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