American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A pastry dough layered in very thin sheets that become flaky when baked, used especially in Greek and Middle Eastern dishes.
- From Greek φύλλο (phyllo, "leaf") (Wiktionary)
- Modern Greek phullon, from Greek, leaf; see phyllo-. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“For the salmon wrapped in phyllo dough we had Flying Dog's Old Scratch.”
“It's best to buy the phyllo from a store with a high turnover (I know, you're in Alaska).”
“He had already gone over his allotted minute and my patience was as thin as a sheet of phyllo dough.”
“Bubbe Mary may have shown her love for us by making fantastic cheesecakes and sponge cakes and angel food cakes and killer apple strudels with hand-rolled homemade phyllo dough, as well as the Holy Chocolate Bar of Mosaic Law, but her cookies were abysmal.”
“Cut a 1/2-inch opening in its tip and pipe purée into the phyllo cups, filling them to the top.”
“Adam Golfer for The Wall Street Journal Pea purée and ricotta salata in phyllo cups Pea Purée and Ricotta Salata in Phyllo Cups This light canapé combines the sweet taste of peas with the salty notes of ricotta salata, enveloped in flaky phyllo dough.”
“Place another sheet of phyllo on top of the first sheet and brush it with clarified butter.”
“She makes her version fresh every morning, "balanced, with not too much cheese, or too much spinach," and baked until the phyllo is shatter-crisp.”
“Or polenta, grilled on both sides, or a phyllo cup with pea purée and ricotta salata.”
“Keep remaining phyllo covered with a towel to prevent it from drying out.”
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