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also fi·lo  (fē′lō, fī′-)
A pastry dough layered in very thin sheets that become flaky when baked, used especially in Greek and Middle Eastern dishes.

[Modern Greek phullon, from Greek, leaf; see phyllo-.]


(Cookery) a variant of filo
[C20: from Greek: leaf]


(ˈfi loʊ)

flaky, tissue-thin layers of pastry used in baked desserts and appetizers.
[1945–50; < Modern Greek phýllo(n) literally, leaf; see phyllo-]


a combining form meaning “leaf”: phyllotaxy.
[< Greek, comb. form of phýllon]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.phyllo - tissue thin sheets of pastry used especially in Greek dishes
pate feuillete, puff paste - dough used for very light flaky rich pastries
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Surprisingly, we had room for desserts and some of the delights included Kunafa, a traditional Lebanese sweet made with semolina and cheese (BD3++) and phyllo pastry filled with pistachio nut just perfect with a double espresso to end the night.
The menu is built around two quintessential Syrian street foods: freshly baked mana'eesh flatbread topped with a variety of ingredients, from sujuk (spiced ground beef) to crumbled halloumi cheese with braised, lemony spinach, and knafeh, a warm sweet dish of gooey cheese and phyllo strands, scented with rose water and soaked in syrup.
As if peeling phyllo from baklava, though, little by little she uncovers the pistachios: secreted away is a scandal involving the inscrutable Professor Azur.
Scoop rounded teaspoons mushroom filling into phyllo cups top with sage cream.
The remainder of the savory menu was provided by chef Aven Whittington of Mangia Bene and included phyllo cups stuffed with caramelized onions and smoked bacon, crostini topped with wild mushroom ragout, smoked duck skewers, and grilled asparagus with comeback sauce.
Beautifully illustrated, the thoroughly 'kitchen cook friendly' recipes for pumpkin and other winter squish dishes range from Thai Curried Pumpkin in Phyllo Cups; Roasted Pumpkin and Barley Pilaf; Spicy Beef Stew in a Pumpkin Shell; Pumpkin Donut Muffins; and Chocolate-Pumpkin Brownies; to Almond Bread Pudding; Barbecued Chicken Thighs with Spicy Pumpkin Sauce; Red Cabbage and Maple-Roasted Delicata Salad; and Pumpkin Fudge.
Finely chop the extra phyllo dough and add in to mixture, stir to combine.
A delightful array of the freshest seafood follows: Nigiri Sushi With Oh-Toro, Kinmedai, Hamachi, Tasmanian Ocean Trout And Unagi; Sashimi Two Ways Comprised Of Australian Scampi, Uni And Truffle New Style and Japanese Snapper Dried Miso; Sashimi Salad Of Kampachi, Blue Fin Tuna And Tachiuo Topped With Matsuhisa Dressing; And Phyllo Wrapped King Prawn In Sweet Truffle Aioli, Smoked Cauliflower Puree And Micro Greens.
As for desserts, Ariss teaches cooking lovers how to make cheesecake with osmalieh (shredded phyllo pastry).
The Mushroom Phyllo Rolls are a quick and much easier way to use phyllo pastry, rather than folding them into triangles.
Scott line initially consists of Bacon Wrapped Shrimp with Pepper Jack Cheese that is hand-rolled with hickory-smoked bacon; Caribbean Mahi Burgers, combining freshly ground mahi mahi with fire roasted green chilies and a proprietary blend of Caribbean spices; Southwest Phyllo Cups, filled with wild-caught U.
fresh homemade soups, spinach/feta phyllo and whatever inspires her culinary creativity.