(FEE low) A Greek pastry made from a flour and water mixture that is stretched until paper thin then cut into sheets. Although phyllo can be made at home, a frozen commercial product is available. The pastry is used in layers to make desserts, appetizers, and main dishes.
Allow frozen phyllo dough to thaw while it is still wrapped. Once unwrapped, sheets of phyllo dough quickly dry out and become unusable. To preserve the phyllo sheets, keep the opened stack of dough covered with a slightly moistened cloth while you're preparing your recipe. Rewrap any remaining sheets of the dough and return them to the freezer