Using filo

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I featured these filo cigars stuffed with ricotta on tv this week and you can find the recipe on Littlerock .

Filo pastry is such a good alternative to other pastries. Did you know it contains 299 calories per 100g as opposed to puff pastry with 598 per 100g? And you need to use a lesser quantity of filo to make a crust. I love it as an ingredient and prefer the refrigerated variety to the frozen one as it does not seem to dry out so quickly.

I am just listening to Maya Angelou’s caged bird rapping and on Littlerock you can also find a translation of these beautiful lyrics by writer and poet Patrick Sammut.

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14 responses to “Using filo”

  1. where do you get the filo?

    1. Hello Cindy, from a grocery shop or supermarket in Europe but perhaps in the States you need to go to a Greek or Turkish food store ?

      1. http://littlerock.com.mt/food/l-ghagina-filo/. I wrote this article about it if you just translate it on google translate, it should give you more info 🙂 trust you are keeping well…

        1. thank you. my mother used to buy filo and cook with it, i would like to too. <3

    2. Also, you can find them in Trader Joe’s. 🙂

  2. Wonderful recipe, well done! 🙂

      1. You’re welcome! 🙂 x

  3. phyllo dough is so light and delicious, have you experimented with baklava? Enjoy u’r day!

    1. I have not made balava for a while but love it :). I also loved galaktoboureko which we featured on tv together with Nina Rallis, daughter of the Greek Ambassador 🙂 http://goodfoodeveryday.wordpress.com/2014/08/25/nina-maria-rallis-makes-galaktoboureko-on-one-tv-today/
      Have a lovely day 🙂

  4. Great recipe. I love all your original filo recipes too. 🙂

    1. Thank you Fae, hope you have settled back in now 🙂

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