Phyllo is neither the culinary bully nor nutrition nightmare that it is commonly thought to be. Quick hands and a good pastry brush or nonstick cooking spray are all you need to make delicious pastries. You can use muffin tins for the tart shells or make a single tart in a 6-inch cake pan.
Pancakes vary in thickness from the ultra-thin French crepe to the robust American breakfast pancake. In this recipe, which calls for sliced cinnamon apples, the oven transforms a rather thin batter into a sweet, giant pouf dusted with confectioners' sugar.