Substitute Phyllo Dough

Substitute Phyllo Dough


"This is used in place of phyllo dough as it is much easier to make."


1 h 30 m servings 134 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 134 kcal
  • 7%
  • Fat:
  • 4.9 g
  • 8%
  • Carbs:
  • 18.4g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 3.6 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 34 mg
  • 11%
  • Sodium:
  • 114 mg
  • 5%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Lightly flour a pastry cloth. Sift 1 1/2 cups flour with salt onto a board and make a well in the center. Add beaten egg mixed with 1/3 cup warm milk, 2 teaspoon melted butter and vinegar into center of the well. Depending on your flour you may have to add more milk.
  2. Combine the ingredients quickly with your fingers, working from the outside of the well, and when it is mixed, knead the dough on a board until the dough is pliable and silky and no longer sticks to the board. Brush the surface of the ball with melted butter and cover the dough with a warm bowl and let it rest 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  4. Roll it out on the board as thin as possible. Move it to the table. Begin to stretch the dough gently from the center out, trying not to tear it. It should stretch to about 1 yard square. A heavier edge of dough or a border will develop as you work, and whatever remains of this must be cut off with a knife before the filling is spread or the pastry rolled up. Fill pastry with ingredients and roll or fold over.
  5. Brush the surface with melted butter and bake 20 minutes, then lower temperature to 350 and brush again with melted butter. Bake for about 10 minutes longer or until browned.
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  1. 16 Ratings


I used this recipe to make Baklava. I don't know what Baklava looks like, tastes like, and I've never cooked with Phyllo Dough either. My finished product tasted delicious though so 5 stars for ...

Excellent. I put the dough through a noodle maker instead of strechting it by hand. Thank you very much.

This reminds me of the recipe my mom used to use when making her Macedonian cheese burek. She would use old clean sheets specifically saved for this purpose and roll out countless phyllo snakes ...

Girl! First time to use this and make it for Baklava-it was wonderful! This is also the first time I had not changed the recipe slightly. You have a winner! It is also fun to play with!

I tried this recipe a couple days ago and it worked wonders. I used it for some chicken roll-ups which I fried in oil. I would use this as an equivalent for frying a tortilla for a mexican style...

20/04/2009 I`ve never bought Phyllo dough because I have problems to find it in my country. I used this recipe. I don`t know how Phyllo dough must be, all I can say, this recipe makes very good ...

I live 4 hours away from Brooklyn, where I used to get the BEST knishes.... Was really craving a good sized NY-style knish, and this is the recipe I used for the dough. I tripled the recipe to p...

i give this 4 stars as it came out great but doesnt have that flakey texture phyllo has. also i had to add about a cup more flour as the 1/3 cup milk turned out to be a bit much

I like this recipe. I do not know how this recipe calls it for cooking it this long, my phyllo would have been burnt to a crisp. Maybe it is just my oven lol. (new oven too) They came out all ...