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Kataifi Pastry - Frozen
It's fine strands provide a unique texture, and it’s vermicelli-style nature makes it pliable into shapes only limited by your imagination.
It’s also surprisingly easy to use. Wrap, roll, mould or crumb, its texture is very forgiving, with strands that are very easy to pull apart. Feel free to shape quite vigorously – this fluffs up the texture. You can then bake or fry it. Traditional Kataifi recipes include Greek sweets with nuts and syrups or honey, but you could also fill Kataifi nests with a range of sweet or savoury fillings, Kataifi prawns, tempura with a difference, or use it as a pie topping.
Wheat Flour, Water, Wheaten Cornflour, Canola Oil, Salt, Dextrose, Preservative (Potassium Sorbate 202)
When Chris and Marina Antoniou began making Fillo Pastry in 1960, it was a true labour of love. Like a lot of immigrant families at the time, they dreamt of building a secure future for their young family. They had run a successful tailoring business in Glebe, in Sydney’s inner west – but they wanted to make the best life possible in their new home country.
So when an opportunity arose to supply Sydney’s two Greek cake shops with Fillo Pastry, Chris and Marina used the small space next door to their tailor shop to start making Fillo by hand. Chris had learned this intricate process soon after emigrating from Cyprus to Sydney in 1952, while working a second job in a cake shop to save money for a home. It was a laborious process, often taking 12 hours or more, but a quality product was always the first priority for Chris and Marina.
Word quickly spread. Consumers now sought Fillo Pastry for their home-cooked recipes, and a handful of Greek delis and cake shops began selling the first pre-packaged Fillo Pastry in Australia. And so this marked the beginning of the Antoniou brand in the retail market.