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Meet the Phyllo Fan

Esra Mese

(Esra Mese)

Esra Mese is a food photographer and food stylist based in Charleston, South Carolina.

What do you like most about phyllo?

I like how the shells and sheets turn crispy when they are baked. Also, store-bought dough makes the process very simple.

What gives you inspiration for your phyllo dishes?

As a Turkish woman, we use phyllo in one of our favorite dishes, which is called Borek. It comes in many shapes and sizes, with a variety of fillings, such as meat, cheese, spinach or potatoes.

How do you describe your overall cooking philosophy? 

I want to show the basics and classic recipes that everyone can cook at home without very special tools.


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tips & tricks

How Do I Defrost Frozen Phyllo Dough?

The best way to thaw frozen phyllo dough is to leave it in the refrigerator overnight. Make sure to bring phyllo dough to room temperature about 2 hours before you plan to use it though. Phyllo is best completely thawed and at room temperature for those tasty flaky results.

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