Homemade filo pastry

Homemade filo pastry


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About this recipe: This can be used in place of shop bought filo pastry.


Serves: 8 

  • 200g plain flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 80ml warm milk
  • 2 teaspoons butter, melted
  • 1/8 teaspoon vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted

Prep:30min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Extra time:30min  ›  Ready in:1hr30min 

  1. Lightly flour a pastry cloth. Sift 200g flour with salt onto a board and make a well in the centre. Add beaten egg mixed with 80ml warm milk, 2 teaspoon melted butter and vinegar into centre of the well. Depending on your flour you may have to add more milk.
  2. Combine the ingredients quickly with your fingers, working from the outside of the well, and when it is mixed, knead the dough on a board until the dough is pliable and silky and no longer sticks to the board. Brush the surface of the ball with melted butter and cover the dough with a warm bowl and let it rest 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  3. Preheat oven to 200 C / Gas 6.
  4. Roll it out on the board as thin as possible. Move it to the table. Begin to stretch the pastry gently from the centre out, trying not to tear it. It should stretch to about 1 metre square. A heavier edge of dough or a border will develop as you work, and whatever remains of this must be cut off with a knife before the filling is spread or the pastry rolled up. Fill pastry with desired ingredients and roll or fold over.
  5. Brush the surface with melted butter and bake 20 minutes, then lower temperature to 180 C / Gas 4 and brush again with melted butter. Bake for about 10 minutes longer or until browned.

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