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How to Fold Triangles with Phyllo Dough

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Many favorite Greek pitakia (small filled pies) are made in triangles, including tyropitakia, a delicious cheese pie, and hortopitakia, made with greens and herbs. Follow these photos through the folding process.

Start with commercial phyllo that has been defrosted, and cut with a sharp knife or scissors into strips about 3 inches wide and 12-18 inches long - and use your favorite filling.

These pies are generally baked (but can be fried), so follow recipe directions about brushing the phyllo with butter or oil before folding.

Note: In these photos, I'm using homemade phyllo, but achieving the necessary thinness is difficult, so commercial phyllo for pastries might be a better choice.

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Folding phyllo trianglesPlace the filling at one end of the strip of phylloFolding phyllo trianglesFold to form a triangle at the end of the stripFolding phyllo trianglesTake the pointed end and fold upFolding phyllo trianglesTake the corner with the filling and fold over to the opposite side
Folding phyllo trianglesTake the pointed end and fold upFolding phyllo trianglesTake the corner with the filling and fold over to the opposite sideFolding phyllo trianglesTake the pointed end and fold upFolding phyllo trianglesTake the corner with the filling and fold over to the opposite side
Folding phyllo trianglesAt the end of the strip, make the final foldFolding phyllo trianglesDone!
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