Rebecca from Stevens Point, WI (2017 Week 5: Pastries)




Stevens Point, WI

Baking Challenge

Filo Pastry Amuse-Bouche

Have fun giving your creation a name and please describe your recipe.

"Filo, Phyllo, Sweet & Savory." Both my sweet and savory Amuse-Bouche were built on a base of tiny, baked filo pastry cups made from flour, water and olive oil. My sweet Amuse-Bouche bake featured a lemon curd filling, topped with fresh raspberries and candied pecans. My savory creation was filled by layering slices of hard-cooked egg, herbed white sauce, Wisconsin co-jack cheese and bacon from Ski’s Meat Market.

Tell us about your pastry dough and final texture after baking. Are you happy with it?

I was able to get the dough rolled out fairly thin. It was light and crispy after it baked. I was satisfied with this, my first attempt at making filo pastry.

Detail how you added a Wisconsin twist to your flavors or presentation.

Local fresh raspberries were the focal point of my sweet Amuse-Bouche and bacon from Ski’s, our local meat market, provided a great topping on the savory layered egg pastries.

How did you do?

Pleasantly satisfied.