New World Rodanchas

Phyllo Roses on Roasted Squash-Pear Puree

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Appears in
Jewish Holiday Cooking

By Jayne Cohen

Published 2008

  • About

Flaky phyllo roses filled with sweet golden squash, rodanchas are a lovely addition to Greek Rosh Hashanah and Sukkot tables. It’s beauty I have admired from afar, though: rodanchas are just too sweet for me, and coaxing delicate phyllo leaves into a clever coil of a flower, too overwhelming.

But I was intrigued by a simple technique I came across in Bon Appétit magazine. Sheets of phyllo were scrunched into loose balls, placed atop a chicken casserole