General Fillo Dough Handling Directions  Hints, Tips and Tricks  1107 reads

  • Allow fillo dough to thaw in refrigerator overnight. Bring to room temperature before using.

  • Carefully unroll fillo sheets onto a smooth, dry surface.

  • Cover fillo completely with plastic wrap, then a damp towel.

  • Keep fillo covered until needed. Do not leave uncovered for more than one minute to avoid drying out.

  • Microwave butter until melted. This will give you a lighter and flakier pastry.

  • Brush each layer of fillo with melted butter, margarine or oil.

  • To prevent edges from cracking, brush edges first and then work into center.

  • Be sure to brush the last layer of fillo with melted butter.

  • Fillings should be chilled and not excessively moist.

  • Fillo may be rolled and refrozen to store when not in use.

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