Phyllo, also known as filo or fillo, is a thin and delicate pastry used in various sweet and savory dishes in Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, and Balkan cuisine. It is made by layering thin sheets of dough that are brushed with oil or butter between each layer.
Phyllo dough is commonly used to make dishes like baklava, spanakopita, borek, and tiropita. It is also used for various sweet and savory appetizers and pastries.
To work with phyllo dough, it is important to keep it moist and covered to prevent it from drying out and becoming brittle. It can be layered, folded, or rolled into various shapes and sizes, depending on the dish being made. Phyllo dough can be found in the freezer section of most grocery stores and is typically sold in long rectangular sheets.