Sunday, 25 September 2016

Veggie Phyllo Baskets




The great British Bake Off week 5 was all about pastry. The signature challenge was to create breakfast pastries, the technical challenge was to create a bakewell tart and the show stopper was to create phyllo pastry appetisers. I think this was by far the most difficult week especially as pastry  is very hard to make right.

For this week I have totally gone out of my comfort zone and decided to create Veggie phyllo baskets. This is the first time I have attempted home made phyllo pastry and it was the most difficult thing I have ever tried. I can't say that my phyllo pastry was 100 percent successful but it did have a few layers and did not have a soggy bottom.The most difficult part was to stop it tearing when trying to stretch it thin and then cutting it to line the muffin cases was a nightmare. It just kept sticking together. Below I am sharing my creation.







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Veggie Phyllo Pastry Baskets
Crispy phyllo baskets filled with a spicy veggie filling.
Ingredients:
  • 120g Plain Flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 tablespoon Olive oil
  • As required approx 60 ml Water
  • 2 Medium potatoes peeled and finely diced (5mm cubes)
  • 1 Medium carrot peeled and diced(5mm cubes)
  • 50g Frozen Peas (coarsely ground)
  • 3/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Chilli powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cinnamon powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons Olive oil for brushing on the pastry
  • 2 sprigs Fresh coriander finely chopped
  • 6 Lime wedges
Method:
1. Add the flour, salt and one tablespoonsof olive oil to a large bowl.2. Gradually add the water a little at a time to make a soft dough.Knead the dough for 5 minutes after which cover and rest it for 1 hour.3. In a frying pan add 1 tablespoon olive oil when it is hot add the diced potatoes, diced carrots and the coarsely ground peas.4. Add the salt, turmeric, chilli powder,sugar, lemon juice, ground cinnamon and clove powder and mix it all together. Cook the vegetable mixture on a low heat for 7-8 minutes until all the vegetables are cooked. Remove the filling from the heat and leave aside to cool.



4. Knead the phyllo dough for a good 10 minutes. Divide the phyllo dough into two as its easier to work with and roll it out on a floured surface as thin as you can. Once you have rolled it out, using your hands stretch the dough further until its like tracing paper.6. Oil a muffin pan with the oil and then cut squares from the rolled out phyllo pastry and line the muffin pan with them. brush each square with oil before layering on the next sheet. Layer 4 sheets in each muffin hole. Line all 24 muffin case hole in tray with the layers of phyllo pastry, gently pushing the sheets in so that there is a cavity for the filling to be filled in later.7. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C / 35O degrees F. Bake the filo baskets in the oven until golden brown (approx 10-12 minutes)Remove the baskets from the oven and wait for them to cool.Fill each basket with the veggie filling.Garnish with chopped coriander and serve with lime wedges.
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 24 Baskets




Submitting this to :
Great Bloggers Bake Off with Jenny from Mummy Mishaps.


42 comments:

  1. This sounds awesome! I can't resist phyllo in any form!

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  2. What a great vegetarian option for the next time I have people over - it's colorful, looks delicious, and simple enough to make. Woo!!

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  3. what a fun appetizer! I love phyllo.. this looks delicious!

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  4. These are really lovely vegetarian bites! I need to experiment more with Phyllo pastry, maybe next weekend :)

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  5. Nice, light app bites that are not loaded down with fats! Home made phyllo pastry, too. What a treat!

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  6. These look delicious, well done for trying the phyllo xx

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  7. These look lovely. Such a tasty treat to serve up at a party!

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  8. WOW! I am so impressed that you even attempted this. Shop bough filo all the way for me.

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  9. Well done on making your own filo pastry Nayna, I would never try that! These look delicious, the filling is so colourful.

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  10. O how I wish I could make some gluten-free vegan phyllo dough!

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  11. Ooh these look fabulous, and I love the flavours you've used in them. You're a braver lady than I am tackling homemade filo pastry!
    Angela x

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  12. Oh wow these look absolutely delicious - they look like they would make a nice finger food as well. x

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  13. Well done you for attempting filo pastry - I buy mine in the supermarket as there is no way I would be able to do this.

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  14. I adore pastry so much as I have such a savoury tooth but I don't think I could ever make pastry from scratch and have it turn out great! These look so tempting to try though so maybe when I have a spare day I might just give them a try xx

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  15. Pastry is so difficult to make I am crap at it, yours however looks like a work of art even if you said it doesn't. I like the sound of the spicy veggie filling too.

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  16. I like the sound of this recipe. I have most of the ingredients already so will try it.

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  17. your pastry looks amazing especially for your first time! i really don't think i could make filo from scratch tbh it just looks so hard! so i really applaud you and thank you for linking up xx

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  18. I shouldn't read your blog when I am hungry! haha! This looks so tasty! I love how easy it is to make!

    xoxo, Candice
    http://www.candicenikeia.com

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  19. These are really neat! I think I'd like them a lot. The veggies and spices sound great.

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  20. Wow that looks amazing for a first time. I think I would have given up half way in.

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  21. These are so beautifully presented. The perfect little party food.

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  22. These look and sound absolutely delicious! I've never made filo pastry and really want to give it a go!

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  23. Oh these look so tasty and good on you for making your own pasty, I'd definitely be too lazy x

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  24. Oh wow that's a spectacular effort! I was too scared to give phyllo a try.

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  25. Kudos for making your own pastry! I avoided this challenge on purpose because I didn't want to make filo! These look amazing though, I bet they were delicious...

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  26. These look like a fabulous idea for a canape x

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  27. A perfect snacks for a cozy evening with loved ones would be great yarr..thanks for sharing..

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  28. Oh well done Nayna, I am super impressed you had a go at phyllo. It looks pretty good to me and your pastries sound utterly delicious. Great for a party. I'm so behind with the bake off. I managed to do two weeks and that was it!

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  29. I'm impressed with your pasty - it looked so tricky on Bake Off last week. These baskets sound scrummy!

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  30. well they look tasty. Well done you for making the pastry. I made it a couple of times at college but that was enough Im sticking to buying it :)

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  31. These look delicious, I need to make these soon x

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  32. Mmm these look delicious and well done for making your own pastry!

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  33. I've never seen anything like this, wow they look great!

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  34. Ooh these look so delicious! Would be brilliant for a party! xo

    http://rachelnicole.co.uk/

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  35. Those look super cute, what a great idea for a canape and you can adapt it to make a range too.

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  36. These look so very scrumpy! I'm Always looking for nice vegetarian recipes so thank you for sharing.

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  37. Well these look delicious and I really want to make some now!!!!

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  38. looks very tempting, I have phyllo basket ready at home maybe sometime soon.

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  39. These look and sound so wonderful! I'd love to try them and maybe mix up some of the filling!

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  40. Those are so pretty and well done for making your own filo pastry!!

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  41. I like useing phyllo pastry but I am not sure that I would like to try to make it

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