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Phyllo. Thin pastry sheets or leaves (φύλλα in Greek) spelled filo or fillo in English, used to make many desserts and savoury pies. Unlike puff pastry, Phyllo is made almost entirely of flour and water. Used in a vast range of sweet and savoury dishes, it becomes crisp and flaky when baked. Some people make it from scratch, but most cooks buy it ready made.

Φύλλο Κρητικό (fyllo kritiko) Cretan style phyllo, made with lemon juice and raki.

Φύλλο κρούστας (fyllo kroustas) pie crust

χωριάτικο φύλλο (choriatiko fyllo) 'Country' phyllo, which is bit thicker and closer to the homemade (but also sold in Greek supermarkets)

Text © Dana Facaros

Image by Oleg Prokopenko, Pexel