Homemade Phyllo (or Filo) Dough
Ingredients2 h 30 m servings 178
- Place 2 cups flour in a mixing bowl; make a well in the center. Drizzle in olive oil and add salt; add white wine vinegar and warm water. Mix until dough just comes together and pulls away from the sides of the bowl, 1 or 2 minutes. Transfer dough ball to a lightly floured work surface.
- Knead until dough is smooth, using just enough flour to keep it from sticking to the work surface or your hands, 2 or 3 minutes. Continue to knead until dough is supple and elastic, about 5 more minutes. Wrap dough ball in plastic wrap and let rest at room temperature, 1 to 2 hours.
- Divide dough into 20 (20 gram) portions using a kitchen scale; roll each portion into a ball. Place on plate and cover with plastic wrap to prevent dough balls from drying out while you begin to roll them out. Work in batches of 5.
- Mix cornstarch and 2 tablespoons flour together in a bowl. Dust a work surface and the first dough ball with the cornstarch mixture. Flatten out the dough ball and roll out into a circle, about 5 inches in diameter. Dust again with cornstarch mixture. Set circle to one side. Roll out 4 more dough balls to about the same diameter and stack them on the first one, dusting each layer with more of the cornstarch mixture to keep them from sticking together.
- When you have 5 circles, roll out the stack to a larger circle about double in size, turning as you go to maintain a round shape. Separate each layer and lay out the circles. Re-apply more cornstarch mixture where needed and restack them. Roll again until the 5-layer stack is paper thin, about 10 to 12 inches in diameter. Place on a sheet of parchment paper; top with another piece of parchment. Gently roll up the dough; wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate.
- Repeat with the remaining 15 balls of dough in batches of 5.
- Chef's Note:
- You can use your phyllo sheets to make Chef John's Baklava.
Per Serving: 178 calories; 3.3 32.6 3.5 0 148 Full nutrition
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I can’t thank you enough, Chef. My first time making homemade phyllo, and it was perfect. I picked up a package of store-bought phyllo and it was full of undesirable ingredients; I feel much b...
This was surprisingy simple enough. I didnt even have cornstarch on hand so I rolled the sheets with plenty of plain flour for dusting. As a result, I couldnt go as far as I'd have liked but now...
It was like magic! I always hate admitting I can't make something by having to buy it every time, and if I knew phyllo dough could be so easy I would have stopped buying it ages ago. The video ...