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Galaktoboureko Recipe

Galaktoboureko is a delicious Greek dessert made with layers of phyllo dough and a creamy custard filling. This recipe requires some patience and skill, but the end result is well worth the effort. Here is a detailed recipe for making Galaktoboureko:

Galaktoboureko Recipe
Galaktoboureko Recipe


  1. - 1 package of phyllo dough

  2. - 1 cup of semolina

  3. - 4 cups of milk

  4. - 1 cup of sugar

  5. - 4 eggs

  6. - 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

  7. - 1/2 cup of unsalted butter, melted

  8. - Zest of one lemon

  9. - Powdered sugar for dusting

  10. - Cinnamon for sprinkling


1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C) and grease a 9x13 inch baking dish.

2. In a medium saucepan, heat the milk over medium heat until it comes to a simmer. Stir in the semolina and cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens and becomes smooth. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.

3. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, sugar, vanilla extract, and lemon zest. Slowly pour in the semolina mixture, whisking constantly to prevent the eggs from curdling.

4. Lay half of the phyllo sheets in the baking dish, brushing each sheet with melted butter before adding the next one. Pour the custard mixture over the phyllo sheets and spread it out evenly.

5. Top the custard layer with the remaining phyllo sheets, again brushing each sheet with melted butter. Trim any excess phyllo that hangs over the edges of the dish.

6. Using a sharp knife, carefully score the top layer of phyllo into diamond or square shapes.

7. Bake the Galaktoboureko in the preheated oven for about 45-50 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and crispy.

8. Remove the Galaktoboureko from the oven and let it cool slightly before cutting into portions along the scored lines.

9. Dust the top of the Galaktoboureko with powdered sugar and sprinkle with cinnamon before serving.

10. Enjoy your delicious homemade Galaktoboureko! Serve it warm or at room temperature for the best flavor and texture.

This traditional Greek dessert is sure to impress your family and friends with its rich, creamy filling and crispy phyllo layers. Follow these detailed instructions carefully to achieve the perfect Galaktoboureko every time. Bon appétit!

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