What is the origin of filo pastry

Ingredient: filo pastry

Filo pastry
100 filo pastry contain:
Calorific value:1377 kJ / 329 kcal
Fat:5.6 g
Carbohydrates:60.0 g
Protein:8.7 g
Salt:not specified
Cholesterol:not specified
Dietary fiber:2.0 g
Recipes that refer to this ingredient.

Filo pastry (Filo pastry, Turkish Yufka) is a dough reminiscent of puff pastry and strudel pastry used in Turkish and Arabic cuisine. It is used for the production of various baked goods such as Börek, Gözleme or Baklava. It is made from flour, oil, water and salt and, according to some recipes, also with yeast.

After resting for a short time, the smooth dough is rolled out, brushed with oil and folded like puff pastry several times (toured) and then rolled out again very thinly. Touring can be omitted if the dough has been rolled out very thinly and several layers of oil are coated on top of each other during further processing.

Ready-made yufka dough sheets are available in Turkish grocery stores. In western cuisine, they have been increasingly valued since the 1990s - usually called filo dough - as a coating for tender pieces of meat and fish that can be fried or baked so gently.

In Germany, Dürüm Döner is also regionally called Yufka Ekmegi refers to a kebab that is prepared with Dürüm instead of pide, a very thin flatbread. The Mexican tortilla, fajita and burritos are very similar to Dürüm.

Filo dough can also be used to bake edible pots, in which ragouts or thick soups can be served very nicely. To do this, you bake the rolled out dough between two fireproof cups or similar vessels.

Yufka production in Turkey

Making a Ispanaklı Gozleme:

  • Fill with a spinach yogurt sauce

  • Finished Yufka roll with yoghurt sauce in the hotel restaurant

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