Working with filo is quite easy once you've tried it, and in addition to a plethora of Greek desserts, there's so much you can do with a packet of filo pastry! Try filo parcels filled with sweet or savoury concoctions, and loads more.
Pumpkin is a good example of one of the many vegetables that can be used in both sweet and savoury recipes. Pumpkin pie is the best-known sweet preparation, and this is a lighter version made with filo instead of rich shortcrust and topped with fresh fruit. These tartlets are terrific with coffee or as a dessert.
Portokalopita is a deliciously different cake, and a must-try for anyone who is afraid of filo. Why? Because here the filo is shredded to bits - the messier the better! The gorgeous orange and cinnamon syrup ensures this cake stays beautifully moist.
This is an authentic spinach pie stuffed with spinach, onions, cheeses and herbs that are all enveloped by crispy, flaky filo pastry.
A Greek favourite that makes everyone think you are a master chef, yet it is sooo easy to make!! I taught a Greek friend how to make sticky toffee pud, and she taught me this fabulous recipe.
These delicious packages of crispy filo enclosing warm, melted cheese are the perfect beginning to an elegant meal.