or Phyllo ( Armenian: patzvadz tert) Paper thin prepared strudel-like dough used for flaky pastries such as Pakhlava. Filo is sold fresh or frozen, approximately 22 - 35 sheets to the pound box, depending on size and thickness.
Tissue paper thin pastry sheets used extensively in Middle Eastern cooking. Usually brushed with melted butter, it can be brushed with oil instead. Filo must be dealt with quickly or it dries out and becomes too brittle to shape. Held between two sheets of waxed paper and under a dampened towel, it will retain its flexibility. Look for brands with no additives.
A paper-thin pastry dough which can be tricky to work with.