How many sheets are there in a 375g packet of fillo pastry?
The nature and production processes used to make fillo pastry will always mean that the number of sheets will vary.
It is generally between 18 - 22 sheets.
Can chilled fillo pastry be frozen?
If chilled fillo pastry is frozen for any more than 2-3 days, the individual sheets of pastry will start sticking together, which will make it very difficult to use. However once you have used the chilled fillo pastry to prepare a meal, freezing the prepared meal and cooking it in the future is fine.
What can I use other than butter when cooking with fillo pastry?
One of the advantages of using fillo pastry is that as the end user you are able to decide what type and quantity of fat/shortening to be used with the pastry. Butter, oil, oil sprays and even egg whites can be used.
Are any of the Antoniou products suitable for vegans?
Both our fillo and kataifi pastry are suitable for vegans as they do not contain any animal or dairy products.
Where can I find Antoniou products?
Our chilled fillo pastry is very readily available nationally in the major supermarket chains, smaller independent supermarkets, delicatessens, large fruit markets and gourmet food stores. Our kataifi pastry, fillo pastry triangles and fillo spiral pita are not currently available in the major supermarket chains. They are available in some independent supermarkets, delicatessens, large fruit markets and gourmet food stores. Please contact us so we can help you find your nearest stockist.
What is the difference between fillo pastry and puff pastry?
Unlike puff pastry that has butter/fat/shortening already incorporated into it, with fillo pastry the end user decides what type and quantity of butter/fat/shortening is used with the fillo pastry. The layering in puff pastry is created by the butter incorporated in the dough, while in fillo pastry it is the layering of the pastry leaves which creates this effect.
How long can I store an opened packet of fillo or kataifi in the fridge for?
Any unused pastry should be tightly wrapped back in the plastic sleeve or bag, making sure that air cannot get to the pastry. If sealed this way, the opened, unused fillo pastry should last to the best before date printed on the packet.
Can you freeze kataifi pastry?
Yes, chilled Kataifi pastry can be frozen however, it must be allowed to come completely to room temperature before opening the packet for use. Freezing the chilled Kataifi pastry will extend the shelf life by a further 9 months. We also manufacture a frozen Kataifi pastry which is used predominately for export purposes and has a 12 month shelf life.