A delicious pocket for sweet or savory fillings, our filo dough from Apollo is both versatile and easy to use. Layer together with pistachios and honey to create the ever-popular baklava, or try a range of other ingredients like cheese, spinach, or meat, to create delicious appetizers, savory mains, and no end of tempting desserts. Each of our 1-pound boxes of filo dough contains approximately 28 individual sheets. Cut into 12 x 17-inch rectangles, our filo dough fits perfectly into standard, half-sheet pans making them exceptionally easy to use and scale.
Filo has been a popular form of pastry for centuries. An unleavened dough it’s rolled into impossibly thin sheets, also called ‘leaves’. Derived from the ancient Greek word ‘phyllon’ meaning leaf, the similarities are easy to spot. Thin and crisp, filo shatters and breaks just the way a dry leaf might, and even its light golden color brings to mind the bright leaves of autumn. Phyllo, fillo, or filo, no matter how you choose to spell this delicious pastry, you’re sure to love its delicate, shatteringly crisp layers.
Shipped frozen straight to your door, be sure to store your filo dough in the freezer until 24 hours before use. The day before you’re ready to use your filo, transfer it directly from the freezer to the refrigerator, where it can slowly defrost. Defrosting at room temperature, or heaven forbid, heating the filo to help it thaw more quickly will lead to an excess in condensation and result in gummy sheets that stick together and become unusable. Be sure to plan ahead when using filo, giving it an entire 24 hours to thoroughly thaw.
Frozen to maintain its flavor, freshness, and texture, our filo dough is second to none in terms of its quality and ease of use. Each package contains one full pound of dough. These are available for purchase singly or in packs of 2, 4, or 12. So whether you’re making baklava for your family or creating thousands of savory spanakopitas for a big event, get exactly the amount of filo you need right here at Gourmet Food Store!