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Homemade Filo Pastry – Spitiko Filo


  • 1/2 a kilo (3 1/2 cups) of flour
  • 1 tbsp of salt
  • 1/2 a cup of olive oil
  • Lukewarm water (enough to make it pliable dough)
Homemade Filo Pastry - Spitiko Filo

Homemade Filo Pastry – Spitiko Filo


  • Place the flour in a bowl, add the salt and mix.
  • Make a well in the middle and pour in the olive oil.
  • Mix to sticky smooth dough adding the water as needed.
  • Divide the dough into 6 balls of equal size.
  • Cover them with Plastic wrap and let them rest on a lightly floured surface for 1 hour.
  • When the 1 hour has passed take 3 of the balls and, using a wooden rolling pin, open them into flat circles 15 cm in diameter.
  • Lightly brush the first ‘filo’ with olive oil and place the second one on top of it.
  • Lightly brush this one with olive oil and then place the third filo on top.
  • Sprinkle flour on top.
  • With a rolling pin open out the dough with the 3 filos until you have a large enough circle to fill your size baking dish and cover the edges.
  • Repeat the previous steps to make the top filo pastry with the exception of the top filo should be to cover the inside dimensions of your size baking dish.
  • The ingredients shown above are enough for one pie.

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