wall street journal bestselling author
amy vansant bestselling author
USA Today bestselling author

I had my parents over for dinner last week and decided to make "brie bites" as appetizer. Lovely aren't they?

<---- Yeah, those aren't mine.

The problem started when the food store didn't have those cute little Phyllo dough cups, so I bought a regular old roll of Phyllo dough. Giant crinkly sheets of the stuff.

It wasn't until I got home that I realized how utterly impossible it would be to make little cups out of a material akin to what I imagine the original Declaration of Independence feels like when crumpled in your hand.

I improvised. Laid out 12 sheets or so on a cookie sheet for a base and then thought... wow, the cups have edges for a reason... to keep the pepper jelly and brie from melting into a giant pool of candied pepper goop. 

So I built little Great Walls of Phyllo between plops of pepper jelly using strips of the Declaration of Independence. A little like thinking you can hold back a flood with a Post-It Note.

That's about when my mother entered the kitchen to investigate the cursing and told me I probably should have brushed melted butter between each of the sheets in my base.

Hm. Now you tell me. I told her I'd pour melted butter all over the whole thing and it would soak through. She said this was ill advised and not to do it. So I waited until she left the room and poured butter over the whole thing.

Then I baked it. Turns out "7-8 Minutes or until brown" really means "an hour" when you use the "remix" version of the recipe I'd invented. And here you go.

Eat your heart out Martha Stewart.

When I cut them up into squares they still looked like bandaged train wreck victims, but they tasted good, so that's all that matters, right? Though if you got a little too much of the dry edges in your mouth, you  looked like a mummy coughing dust while trying to choke them down.

Here's the REAL recipe if you think you can do better (and I'm sure you can...)

Giveaways

book giveaway

Enter to win a virtual "gift basket" of ebooks AND get access to free & 99c books.

 

Enter Giveaway

WIN A KINDLE FOLLOWING AUTHORS

Win a Kindle

Follow authors on social media and enter to win one of SEVERAL Kindle Readers!

Enter Giveaway

NEW RELEASE

 

GET THEM ON AMAZON!

JOIN AMY'S NEWSLETTER

Deals, tips, funny stories, recipes, free books...Don't miss out on the fun!

Please enable the javascript to submit this form

Latest News

Kilty #6 will be here soon!
Kilty #6: Kilty as Hell coming in July!
RELEASE: Shee McQueen Pack (books 1-3)
RELEASE: Shee McQueen #3 - The Girl Who Killed You
RELEASE: Pineapple Podcast (#15)

AuthorsXP

Interested in book deals, giveaways, opportunities to work with authors and MORE?

Check out Amy's site for authors and readers: AuthorsXP.com!