1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 degrees Celsius).
2. Arrange phyllo dough in a baking dish: Taking two sheets of dough at a time, pinch the center, then twist your hand to form a flower shape. Once formed, use your hands to gently press it into a round shape. Arrange nine round flower shapes in a baking dish.
3. In a small pan over low heat, melt the
butter and allow it to brown: all the water
should bubble up and evaporate and the
milk solids should be just beginning to
smell nutty and turn brown. Immediately
remove from heat (when in doubt,
removing earlier is better than burned
butter) and evenly pour over the phyllo.
Bake for 10 minutes.
4. Meanwhile, mix eggs, milk, sugar, and
vanilla. After 10 minutes, pour the egg
mixture over the dough and bake until set,
about 30 minutes.