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How to make it

  • In a bowl beat sugar and eggs, add vanilla and lemon zest. Heat the milk and add semolina stirring until the cream is ready and thick. Add the butter and stir. Remove from heat and add the egg mixture stirring continuously until incorporated. Let cream cool down. Cover pan with a cling film.
  • Grease a medium-sized baking pan (25 x 35cm) and place half the phyllo pastry sheets in the pan, after they have been buttered one by one, making sure to cover all sides of the pan. If the phyllo is short try covering each side by a different phyllo. Pour in the cream, and turn the edges of the phyllo on the cream. Place remaining phyllo again buttering each one but making sure that edges are folded inside. Butter the last phyllo as well and sprinkle with some drops of water.
  • Score the phyllo diagonally in squares with a sharp knife but only to the level of the cream.
  • Preheat oven at 180οC / 350oF and bake for about an hour until a golden colour is achieved..
  • In the meantime prepare syrup by putting in a pan the sugar, water, lemon juice, lemon peel, cinnamon stick and cloves. Let it boil for 5 minutes and remove from stove. When the galaktompoureko is ready pour over the syrup and let is cool down before serving. Do not cover so that it will remain crispy.

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  • juliagulia 12 years ago
    I was lucky enough to live in Greece for a whole year and this was one of my favorites to get in the local tavernas I frequented. I bought a Greek cookbook that was translated into English but it made very little sense! I can't wait to make this. Thank you for posting! Efcharisto!
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  • ivy 12 years ago
    Well actually it's the other way round. First you learn how to make galaktomboureko and then you're eligible to be chosen by a guy (lol).
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  • recipediva 12 years ago
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  • melsa102 12 years ago
    do you know any guys that know how to make this? cause I think I just found my next husband...
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  • mellian 12 years ago
    OMG! I have to make this over the weekend!
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