Homemade Phyllo, Fig Leaf Wrapped Fish, Sunset at the Beach and Goodbyes

Homemade Phyllo, Fig Leaf Wrapped Fish, Sunset at the Beach and Goodbyes

My week at Kea Artisanal was quickly nearing the end but not before learning how to make and roll phyllo dough.  Stamatia, one of Aglaia’s wonderful assistants, is an expert on phyllo dough and patiently helped us each roll out the dough we had prepared.  She made it look so easy!  I think with many years of daily practice we might “get it” and perhaps be able to make the beautiful paper thin sheets as she did, but in reality, I doubt it! The ones she made were perfectly round, paper thin and made a slightly oily, but crisp crust for the greens pie we made to fill the dough.  She was even able to roll three layers at a time by generously oiling each one then stacking and rolling them! That is true talent!

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