Greek Recipes

Greek and Cypriot recipes

Basic Homemade Phyllo Dough

Enough pastry for a 15-inch or 18-inch round pan Ingredients: 4 to 4 1/2 cups all purpose flour, as needed 1 scant teaspoon salt 1 1/2 cups warm water, or more if needed 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar or fresh lemon juice, as needed Method: Combine 4 cups of the flour and […]

Custard-Filled Phyllo Rollups – Galaktoboureko Rolla

In Greek: γαλακτομπούρεκο ρολλά, pronounced gah-lahk-toh-BOO-reh-koh roh-LAH Galaktoboureko is a favorite dessert, and these individual servings are made with the same delicious custard filling rolled up into neat packets made with phyllo pastry sheets. Cook Time: 30 minutes Total Time: 30 minutes Ingredients: For the syrup: 2 cups of sugar 2 cups of water 2 tablespoons of lemon juice 1-2 […]

Beginner’s Guide to Phyllo

Phyllo (in Greek: φύλλο, pronounced FEE-lo), also spelled “filo,” is most often used to describe wafer-thin sheets of dough that are used to make some of the most delicious pastries and savory pies in the world. However, phyllo has gotten a reputation as being hard to use, or too delicate, with the result that many […]

How to Knead Homemade Phyllo Dough

1) Start with the Homemade Phyllo Dough For newcomers to homemade phyllo dough, the density of the dough can be surprising. Kneading phyllo will soften it, but it isn’t an extremely soft dough. Depending on the type of dish you are preparing, select and make a recipe for phyllo dough: Basic Phyllo Recipe Country Phyllo for […]

Country Phyllo Crust for Pan-Sized Pies

 Phyllo yia Pites In Greek: φύλλο για πίτες, pronounced FEE-loh yah PEE-tes This recipe for phyllo is perfect for making country pies. It’s rolled out with a rolling pin, which is slightly different than using a pasta machine. The quantity is for a large pan commonly used in Greece, similar in size to a large […]

Make Your Own Phyllo Dough

In Greek: φύλλο, pronounced FEE-lo Freshly made phyllo dough (also spelled “filo”) isalways preferable, and it isn’t difficult. Use a pasta machine to make sheets of thin to thick dough to use for pitas and pastries. The alternative, rolling it out with a rolling pin, takes time and experience to master (see below for special instructions). […]