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WHAT IS FILO PASTRY?
Filo pastry, or phyllo pastry, is a delicate, thin pastry sheets that adds a special taste to both sweet and savoury dishes. Filo pastry sheets are usually used for making pastries such as baklava and börek (borak) in the Turkish, Syrian, Lebanese and other Asian and middle eastern cuisines. Filo-based pastries are made by layering many sheets of filo brushed with oil or butter; the pastry is then baked.
WHAT IS FILO MADE OF?
Filo is made from flour, water and typically a small amount of oil or vinegar, although some recipes also use egg yolk.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FILO AND PUFF PASTRY?
Although both pastries give a flaky look, they are very distinct. Puff pastry is much denser and, rather than being brushed between layers, the butter is combined into the pastry.
In puff pastry, the layered effect is produced by rolling the dough out and folding it on itself before rolling, called laminating, again. Therefore, puff pastry is usually simpler to produce.
Can I Substitute Puff Pastry For Filo Pastry Sheets?
There are some recipes where you could substitute puff pastry, but it will give a different result. Filo sheets are much lighter, while puff pastry will be denser.
In general, if you are using filo pastry for recipes where you just want a flaky pastry, then puff pastry may work instead, such as some appetiser bites, but otherwise, it is better not to substitute.
How to Use Filo Pastry?
Filo pastry can be used in a variety of recipes and the results are fabulous. You can use Phyllo pastry sheets to make many desserts as well as savoury recipes. With filo sheets the possibilities are endless when it comes to the choices of filling.
Here is a list of 5 dishes you can make with Filo pastry:
Chocolate Baklava is one of delicious desserts. Sweet, crisp and buttery layers of phyllo filled with nuts and chocolate spread. Then it's baked to perfection and drizzled with a sweet honey or sugar syrup!
Turkish Baklava & Greek Baklava
Baklava is a sweet delicacy consisting of alternating layers of finely chopped nuts or cream and crispy filo pastry, topped with a sweet sugar syrup (şerbet). Baklava is best served as a pastry with the morning coffee, as a biscuit with tea and as a dessert.
Samosa with Phyllo Pastry
Samosa can be made out of crispy filo pastry with vegetable or meat fillings. Samosa with filo pastry can be served hot from the oven with any of your favourite chutneys such as mango chutney, pineapple chutney or other ingredients flavoured with curries and spices.
Ouzi or Oozy is a very popular dish in the Levant area. It is usually served in wedding celebrations, gatherings, Ramadan and also Eid. Oozy is made of rice, green peas and maybe some other vegetables with ground meat wrapped in a pastry sheet.
Börek is Turkish expression that means filled pastries, related to other Mediterranean words for this delicacy: boureki (Greece), pierogi (Italy), pirochki (Russia).
The filling is usually white cheese or feta cheese with parsley, spinach or minced meat. Often the dough is paper-thin yufka (phyllo) layered, rolled or folded around the ingredients, then baked, steamed or fried.
Where to Buy Filo Pastry?
You can buy filo pastry from Feedo! At Feedo; The No.1 UK Online Continental Supermarket, We have the largest collection of Lebanese food and turkish food products such as sauces and dressings, condiments and spices from various suppliers from the Middle East, as well as loads of other deliciously produced foods such as feta cheese, Zatar, Olives, Hummus Tahini, Baba Ghanoug (Baba Ghanoush), Fava Beans, Chickpeas and many many more!