Basic Recipe for Phyllo Dough

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READY IN: 30mins
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • Sift the flour with the salt.
  • Make a well in the middle of the flour.
  • In the well put the water and the olive oil.
  • Work the dough until it hangs well together.
  • Dust flour on a table or board.
  • Knead the dough for about 5-7 minutes.
  • The dough should be smooth and not stick to the board.
  • Roll the dough out to a big rectangle.
  • Lay a damp towel over it and let it rest for about 15 minutes.
  • Flour your hands and work the dough from the middle outwards until you have the dough stretched to about 3 ft by 3 ft (1meter x 1meter)If work table is not big enough to roll out a 3 ft. by 3 ft. dough, divide the dough into 9 (divide into 3, then divide each third into 3 more) and roll out each portion into 1 ft. by 1 ft. sheet. Cut the dough with a sharp knife or pizza cutter to the desired sheet size.
  • Continue with the recipe that requires the phyllo dough.
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