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Old 09-11-2006, 10:59 PM   #31
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Hi Andy,

But isn't the kadaif dough or phyllo uncooked to begin with? How does that affect things? The shredded wheat is cooked and crispy.

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Old 09-11-2006, 11:04 PM   #32
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Yes, it's uncooked but just as with the shredded wheat, you bake it and they both come out of the oven cooked. So I'm not sure what you gain by using the shredded wheat in place of the real thing.
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Old 09-12-2006, 10:44 PM   #33
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Andy, Bless your heart! I think I see a light at the end of the tunnel.

These are the benefits as I see them:
I live miles from a full-size grocery, and that is a Wal-Mart.
I know how to handle shredded wheat. It's fun to crumble.
I can store it in the pantry.

Would the actual kadaif dough be any better/easier/cheaper?
More fun?

So - please talk me through this - do I just substitute? Is it really that easy? Or do you think the actual baking process should be amended to compensate for the change of ingredient?

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Old 09-12-2006, 11:05 PM   #34
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If you can find the dough, it's usualy frozen and will keep frozen for quite a while. Since I don't buy shredded wheat, I don't know how the prices compare.

The khadaif dough has to be fluffed and spread out in the pan. I can't speak to the relative fun factor.

If I could get the real thing, I'd prefer to do so. But that's just me. I think you should at least try the real thing to see how the preparation differs and to judge the taste and texture differences. Then you can decide for yourself if the difference is important.

The basic dish is relatively simple to make so I can't see the cereal saves you a great deal of time.

The dough is shredded and folded up in the box. You have to go through it and make sure any clumps are spearated and fluffed up. Then you spread half of it in the pan, add the filling and top with the rest of the dough. Then you bake it until the top is a light golden brown.

Add the syrup and you're done.
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Old 09-12-2006, 11:47 PM   #35
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Andy -

The instructions are great.
Can't wait.
Your instructions regarding handling the dough are clear and straightforward.
I think I was a little intimidated when I have run across it in the past, but I feel confident about handling it now.

Thank you so much,

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Thanks for your note -

Sometimes there's just no time....

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