Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Galaktoboureko/Greek Custard Filled Phyllo Pastry

Galaktoboureka, delicious Greek dessert prepared by making a custard with fine semolina, eggs and sugar flavoured either with lemon or orange in phyllo...Its may be made in pan or with phyllo layered on top or else rolled into individual for long servings...This phyllo pastry looks similar like French dessert called Mille-feuille,phyllo sheets baked with custard and finally this pastry is soaked with lemon flavoured or orange flavored clear syrup with sugar..The name galaktoboureko comes from the word milk in greek and bourek is the Turkish origin word burek for pies which means the milk pie or custard pie...Its a real treat to enjoy while snack time with coffee or tea time or else as dessert after lunch...I enjoyed making and everyone at home relished each and every spoon of this custard filled phyllo pastry..



6nos Eggs
1cup Sugar
1cup Semolina (finely grind)
1/2tsp Lemon peel (grated)
1tsp Lemon juice
6cups Milk
1/4cup Melted butter
10sheet Phyllo sheets

For Syrup:
1cup Sugar
1cup Water
2tbsp Lemon juice
1tbsp Lemon peel(grated)

Make the syrup:
Bring the sugar, water to boil in medium heat, add the lemon peel and cook everything simmer for 10 minutes, remove from the heat and add the lemon juice,set aside and let them cool..

For Filling:
Beat the eggs with sugar until it turns creamy and smooth, add the semolina, lemon juice and grated lemon peel and beat for few minutes...Continue beating and add the milk and 2tbsp melted butter...beat for another few minutes until the mixture turns light and fluffy..


Preheat the oven to 350F and pour the filling into a pot and heat the pot over the stove top in medium flame..stir until the filling mixture turns thick..remove from the heat and keep aside..

Brush a rectangular baking pan with melted butter, take the 5sheets from the phyllo dough...Lay one sheet of phyllo on the bottom of the pan, brush the phyllo on the bottom of the pan with butter. Lay another sheet over the first, brush with butter, and continue until half the phyllo sheets have been used.Give the custard a quick whisk and spoon over the bottom layer of phyllo sheets, spreading evenly so it covers the bottom out to the sides with no gaps and no air bubbles.

Using the remaining phyllo sheets, place them one at a time on top of the filling, extending out the side opposite the bottom sheets. Brush each with butter, then one at a time, fold in the extending pieces butter the tops. When all the phyllo has been folded in and corners folded in, brush the top with butter.

Cut the galaktoboureko into serving-sized pieces using a very sharp knife to cut all the way through to the bottom. The phyllo and custard filling are delicate so cut with care.Bake for 30minutes in the middle rack of the oven.Remove from the oven and pour the cooled syrup evenly over the hot pastry. Set aside and allow to cool and absorb the syrup..

Enjoy!!

48 comments:

  1. Wow tha tlooks crispy delcious.

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  2. I have only tried baklava with phyllo...this looks so wonderful...thnx for sharing!

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  3. So inviting the pastries are! I'd have them anytime with ketchup! YUM!

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  4. Wooow,,,dessert looks beautiful and eye catching,,, i like baklava in phyllo sheets my fav dessert it seems very easy dessert for anytime,,looks drooling me,, thanks for sharing dear,,,take care n keep on smiling,,

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  5. just so beautiful priya,would love to have a piece now ...

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  6. wow , it just looks so beautiful . It looks like the winner of the events ...

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  7. Dear,
    Thanks for sharing this beautiful recipe.Baklava is only one that I know of that can be made with phyllo pastry. I learnt something new now.:).A perfect dessert.

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  8. Sounds and looks divine! We don't get Phyllo here:-((

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  9. crispy and a new recipe to me

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  10. This looks awesome. Thanks for the entry.

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  11. EXCELLENT ENTRY.I was waiting for an entry like this from you.HEARTY THANKS Priya.Breathtakingly beautiful it looks. :P

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  12. i thought this was baklava...looks delicious..

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  13. woow!!tempting...looks crispy and delicious...

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  14. They deserve a bite,calling me :D so much flaky n it is absolutely an interesting recipe priya.

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  15. Sooo tempting and delicious..

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  16. I have heard so many good things about this dish and have yet to try it; the custard in the middle sounds so yummy, irresistible actually!
    Love your photo, the golden phyllo is so inviting.

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  17. Gorgeous pastry Priya...looks too good

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  18. வாவ் சூப்பராயிருக்கு ப்ரியா!!

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  19. Creamy custard with crisp phyllo sheets - how neat!

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  20. i love this..looks so crispy and yummy!!

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  21. Looks similar to baklava.Nice one priya.

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  22. This is delicate looking but delicious I bet.

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  23. Wow! so flaky, shiny and tempting sweet.

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  24. Pastry looks mouth watering and crispy. Wonderful and perfect for snacks.

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  25. hey..pastry looks perfect priya...Fabulous recipe..

    Love
    Kairali sisters

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  26. I recently had baklava for the first time and I was completely bowled in. I am sure this must be tasting equally great with the phylo sheet.

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  27. I just got some phyllo the other day! I should so try this! Looks scrumptious!

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  28. Priya,

    Greek custard filled pastry looks really gooc.

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  29. wow priya such a lovely treat...this looks so crispy n yumy...nice pics

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  30. lovely crispy puffs

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  31. Very interesting name and sweet Priya...looks so rich and tempting :)

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  32. What a lovely sweet dish.There was one step I am unclear on and that is do you cook the filling mixture on stove top or in oven???

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  33. Beautiful dish for the event, crisp and sweet one :)

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  34. Looks absolutely divine!! I love Greek Desserts...i had made Baklava once and my husband and the cousins were drooling over it ....and right now ..I am drooling here :)

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  35. Awesome dessert. Crispy and delicious.

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  36. Thanks friends for ur encouraging words..

    @Nayna, i did the filling in stove top and baked along with the phyllo sheet..hope i have clarified ur doubt now..

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  37. looks so tempting..yummy

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  38. My mouth is watering just thinking about the custard oozing out of the pastry

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  39. Mouthwatering Custard !! Feel like grabbing some

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