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    Greek Galaktoboureko

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    2 hrs

    1 hrs 15 mins

    45 mins

    Sue Lau's Note:

    This is my husband's favorite Greek dessert. It is like a baklava, except there is custard inside, all nice and ewwy-gooey. He gets all ewwy-gooey, too when he has this.

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    Ingredients:

    Yield:

    pieces

    Units: US | Metric

    For the Syrup

    For the Custard

    For the Pastry

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Note: Orange flower water can be found in Middle Eastern grocers, near where they sell the Rose water.
    2. 2
      To make the syrup, place all syrup ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil.
    3. 3
      Cook for 10 minutes, skimming off any foam; remove from heat and cool.
    4. 4
      To prepare the custard, place milk and sugar in a small saucepan and heat until very hot; stir in Cream of Wheat, then add butter and salt.
    5. 5
      Cook until thickened and smooth, stirring constantly, then remove from heat and allow to cool to room temperature.
    6. 6
      Beat together eggs and vanilla in a large bowl until light and fluffy; stir in cooled custard and mix thoroughly.
    7. 7
      Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
    8. 8
      To prepare pastry, grease an 11x17-inch baking pan with butter.
    9. 9
      Unwrap phyllo, laying out flat, and covering with damp towels when not getting pastry (to keep from drying out).
    10. 10
      Lay 1 sheet of phyllo across the baking sheet and brush with butter (use a pastry brush for this) (cover remaining phyllo while you do this).
    11. 11
      Repeat with more sheet of phyllo to make an 8-sheet layer.
    12. 12
      Pour the custard on top of the 8 buttered sheets and spread it out evenly with a spatula.
    13. 13
      Repeat the process of the phyllo, covering the custard with 8 more buttered sheets.
    14. 14
      When you have those done, take a sharp knife a punch some breathing holes in the top (as you would for a pie).
    15. 15
      Place the galaktoboureko in a preheated oven and bake for 45-60 min, or until custard is set and the pastry shakes loose from the edges of the pan.
    16. 16
      Allow the galaktaboureko to cool about 30 minutes, thenpour the syrup evenly over the pastry.
    17. 17
      Allow it to cool completely before cutting and serving (it is best served chilled or at room temp).
    18. 18
      Serves up to 48, depending on size (diamond shape is the recommended cut).

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 29, 2011

      55

      LOVED IT! Sue, this is my very favorite dessert, but I'd never had it with the orange flavoring. Wow, absolutely over-the-top delicious! It was the perfect ending to our Greek Father's Day meal. Thank you so much for posting and tell your husband he's got great taste, in dessert and in women :lol: Made for ZWT, please see my rating system as I rate tougher than most.

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    • on September 02, 2006

      45

      it was a home and away star that got me interested in this tart.... in australia we have a traditional pastry called "Vanilla Slice" i am wonder if this was the original

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    • on February 20, 2006

      55

      This was GRRREAT, I wasn't sure what to expect with the cream of wheat, but I had two people tell me that they never even had anything as good in Greece. I should note that I didn't have any orange flower water so I just used a little more orage zest and a little more orange juice. I will most definately make this again. Thank you Sue L I just wish I knew how to pronounce it..LOL

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    Nutritional Facts for Greek Galaktoboureko

    Serving Size: 1 (4303 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 337.7
     
    Calories from Fat 128
    38%
    Total Fat 14.2 g
    21%
    Saturated Fat 7.7 g
    38%
    Cholesterol 124.7 mg
    41%
    Sodium 175.4 mg
    7%
    Total Carbohydrate 44.7 g
    14%
    Dietary Fiber 0.6 g
    2%
    Sugars 25.3 g
    101%
    Protein 8.0 g
    16%

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    orange flower water

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