I haven’t been buying packaged phyllo from phyllo stores here for several months, since we started not to have white flour. There are such small stores where phyllos are made and sold in Turkey. Unfortunately they don’t have an option for people not eating white flour, so I gave up buying phyllos from there after husband’s diabetes diagnose.
However, we are lucky enough our moms are very talented cooks. This is a recipe from husband’s mom. She knew our attitude toward white phyllo, so she wanted to show me in her last visit that it’s still possible to make phyllo with whole wheat flour. As she always loves to surprise me, she made this tasty borek when I was at work. We hadn’t eaten such pastries for months, so I was impressed even with the smell of this borek just as I entered home. No need to mention our feelings when we tasted it! I thought it would be tough because of whole wheat, so I was a bit suspicious before having the first bite. But I soon found myself asking for the second slice. This whole wheat phyllo borek was even softer than regular phyllos I used to cook with before. It might be a bit tiring, not as easy and quick as store bought ones, but believe me it is worth!
So this homemade whole wheat phyllo borek is for those looking for ways to make tasty pastries without white flour.