Modified from a recipe in the May 2003 issue of Prevention.
love working with phyllo dough. The trick is to keep the bulk
of it covered with a damp kitchen towel so that it does not dry
out while you are working with one sheet at a time.
cups of fresh strawberries, cut into quarters or halves
teaspoons lemon juice
teaspoon ground cinnamon (divided)
sheets phyllo dough (I found a brand at Whole Foods Market called
Jerusalem Foods that uses whole wheat flour)
cup plain unflavored soymilk
Pizzelle Italian-style Cookies by Reko (also found at Whole
the oven to 350 degrees F.
6 muffin tins with non-stick spray. Muffin tins or individual
non-stick molds should be about 2-3/4 inches in diameter.
~3/8 teaspoon cinnamon with 1/4 cup sugar.
a clean flat surface, lay out 1 sheet of the phyllo dough.
a pastry brush, brush the sheet with the milk very sparingly
(don't make the dough soggy), sprinkle with ~1/3 of the cinnamon-sugar
another sheet over the first and repeat with milk and cinnamon
the third sheet over and repeat again with milk and cinnamon
the 4th sheet over on top.
the dough in half lengthwise and then cut crosswise to make
6 stacks of phyllo dough.
a 6-inch plate as a guide, trim the edges from each stack of
phyllo dough, arrange within a muffin cup.
for 10 minutes until shells are crisp and golden brown.
slightly before carefully using a knife if necessary between
the shell and the tin to loosen the phyllo dough and remove
from the muffin tin.
completely on a cooling rack, then store out of the way until
needed tomorrow. These are fragile, so put them some place where
they won't be bumped, as they may crack or crumble.
and cut up the strawberries.
carefully combine the strawberries with the lemon juice, 1 Tbsp.
sugar and about half of the cinnamon (~3/8 teaspoon).
a glass dessert plate if available, otherwise any small plate
will do nicely.
one chocolate Italian cookie on the plate.
the phyllo dough cup on the cookie.
strawberries in the cup. Place 5-6 strawberry halves cut side
down around each cookie.
a mint sprig in the phyllo dough cup along with the strawberries.
feast for the eyes and a perfect light dessert to end a lovely,
special family meal!