1 sheet of phyllo dough per person
Canola oil spray
Granulated or demarara sugar (optional)
Confectioners sugar, for dusting (optional)
Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with a silicone liner (Silpat) or parchment paper.
one piece of rectangular dough flat on your countertop, with the longer
side parallel to the edge of the counter in front of you. Spray liberally
with canola spray (this replaces the melted butter that's usually used
to lubricate the dough, so don't be afraid to spray a lot). Using both
hands, pinch the dough lengthwise to make a long scrunched-up strip;
then wrap the ends around to touch each other. This will make a very
Spray again, liberally, with the canola spray, and sprinkle with granulated or demarara sugar. Place on the baking sheet. Continue with each sheet of phyllo; you will be able to fit 6 nests on a standard size baking sheet.
Bake for 6 minutes, until the nests are lightly golden but not burned. Let cool for a few minutes, dust with confectioners sugar if you wish, then top with your favorite sorbet.