Adjective "filo" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


A kind of dough that can be stretched into very thin sheets, used in layers to make both sweet and savoury pastries, especially in eastern Mediterranean cooking.
  1. 'With no time to stuff and wrap the phyllo, I added a little more sour cream and a lot more cheese, spread the mixture in a pan and baked it.'
  2. 'Make sure that your work surface is perfectly dry or else the filo will stick and turn into mush.'
  3. 'I've also come up with sweet phyllo dough; nut milks and nut butter are crucial to what I do.'
  4. 'This was followed by bay scallops wrapped in phyllo with Camembert, which were fabulously rich, and presented on a small rectangular plate.'
  5. 'The most outlandish dessert was a mass of honeyed phyllo, piled like feathers over diced pears and a blob of melted Pecorino cheese.'
  6. 'While the phyllo pastry was nice and crisp, the dish itself was just a little bland.'
  7. 'Place three or four layers of filo pastry in an oven proof tray, brush them with unsalted butter (can be done with polyunsaturated oil if desired).'
  8. 'Before food processors and dough machines, bakers in Mediterranean palaces would shape and stretch phyllo by hand.'
  9. 'These light and crisp bite-sized parcels of mozzarella and pesto can be made with Chinese spring-roll pastry (wonton wrappers) or filo.'
  10. 'You'll need phyllo pastry, available in the freezer section of most supermarkets, whipped cream, grated white chocolate, fresh or frozen berries of your choice, icing sugar, a lemon and decorative gold dust.'
  11. 'We also tried the rookaak - two shatteringly crisp phyllo cigars filled with sensuously melting cheese.'
  12. 'Baklava, that sweet, messy pastry made of filo dough, nuts and honey is a treat in both countries.'
  13. 'To serve as filo parcels, cut a sheet of filo in half lengthways and brush one half with butter.'
  14. 'Best of all, though, is the warm hazelnut chocolate cake, presented in a bouquet of phyllo with a spoonful of mascarpone ice cream.'
  15. 'All three pastas are clogged by overthick, underseasoned sauces, and the poor li'l rainbow trout can hardly find its way clear of its phyllo crust and vegetable ragout.'
  16. 'A peppery, spinach-and-feta-stuffed turnover of brittle phyllo pastry is a kick.'
  17. 'The hit of the meal was the phyllo basket filled with a ragout of duck and caramelised apple and once again a white wine, the Zevenwacht Sauvignon Blanc bursting with tropical fruit and gooseberry flavours, accompanied the dish.'
  18. 'Lay a first sheet of filo dough on a large cutting board or clean work surface, covering the stack of remaining sheets with a piece of saran wrap topped with a damp dish towel.'
  19. 'The signature dish consists of filo pastry stuffed with haggis sitting on a sweet plum sauce.'
  20. 'A favorite kind of sweet is layers of a thin pastry called filo, filled with nuts or creams, similar to baklava.'

More definitions

1. phyllo. phyllo or filo [fee-loh] /ˈfi loʊ/ Spell Syllables noun, Greek and Middle Eastern Cookery.

1. flaky, tissue-thin layers of pastry used in baked desserts and appetizers.

More examples(as adjective)

"shells can be filo."


1950s: from modern Greek phullo ‘leaf’.