Phyllo Pastry Sheets - Homemade

Phyllo is the dough used in a variety of Greek and Middle Eastern sweet and savory dishes, appetizers and snacks to main dishes and desserts.  One of the most famous sweet treats made with this dough is Baklava.

Phyllo prounouncation is "Fillo", which is not available in India, hence,  have freshly made phyllo dough. Let's make these pastry sheets .


2.1/2 Cups All Purpose Flour
1 Teaspoon White Vinegar

1/2 Teaspoon Salt
2 Tablespoons  Olive oil
Water as required to make a soft dough
Flour for dusting


Place the flour, white vinegar, olive oil, and mix well  till it's distributed in the flour. Slowly pour in the water into the flour and knead to a soft dough.  Place this dough in an well oiled container and let it rest in the refrigerator for an hour at least. 

The should be soft and stretchy like the above pic. 

After an hour take the dough out from the refrigerator and turn the dough out onto your work surface  and divide it into 5  to 10 equal balls, according to the size of your baking pan.

Working with one piece at a time, roll  the dough, 

flouring the work surface well, roll it to a round and  paper-thin  disc. Cover it with a damp tea towel and continue rolling the remaining dough.  

Even if the sheets tear as you are rolling do not worry, as these are covered with many layers.
I make this pastry sheets fresh whenever required since its so easy and quick to make.
Check this  recipe with this sheets. 
Iraqi Parda Plau - Phyllo Pastry Wrapped Biryani

Labels : Homemade, Phyllo pastry, Middle Eastern, Continental Cuisine
Sneha's Recipe
Sneha's Recipe

Happy Home-maker and culinary enthusiast.

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