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Turkish filo

maggie664's picture
maggie664

Turkish filo

Can anyone help me with a recipe for Turkish filo, please? I understand it is tricky to make, but I'd like to give it a go.

qahtan's picture
qahtan

 

 Not filo but I have made strudel dough, which I would  think is not all that different.... qahtan 

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maggie664

Hi Qahtan,
Yes, i made strudel dough a few years ago and I ended up needing the whole table top to stretch it out on. Before I found the interesting recipe requiring Turkish filo, I had read that it was different from regular filo, but the article didn't elaborate The photo of the product had the filo looking quite thick - like a soft wrap pastry. Maybe a less stretched strdel pastry would do the trick. Thank you for replying.M

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Fayzor

This is called yufka. It comes in round sheets. We can buy it from Turkish grocers here in Melbourne, if we're lucky. It is a little thicker than filo and apparently takes years of practice to make well. 


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIp3lAXQ8_o


Having watched this, I think I'll make do with filo.