Working with filo pastry

Paper-thin translucent sheets of filo pastry are sold ready-made in rolled layers, either chilled or frozen. Strengthen the delicate sheets by using several layers together.

-Take one sheet of filo and place it onto a baking tray. Dot all over with melted butter, using a pastry brush.

-Cover the first sheet of filo with another and brush with more of the melted butter.

-Repeat the process according to how many sheets of filo pastry the recipe requires.

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Mediterranean filo pastry pie Mediterranean filo pastry pie

By Lesley Waters

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Equipment you will need for this technique

  • Baking tray
  • Pastry brush
  • Damp, clean tea towel

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