What is “Galaktoboureko”?
It is a sweet cream pie with very very thin fillo sheets and syrup!
A traditional dessert during the period of Christmas and not only if we have to be precise.
I always make it on Christmas day!
A recipe devoted to my brother
There are many different variations of “galaktoboureko” but for the past 22 years, I make this specific one!
16 years ago my loving brother’s Christmas present was a cooking notebook with a wooden ladle on the front page! And his wish was to cook a recipe that he can eat!
He always thought and still does, to be honest that my cooking is a little awkward for him!
The first recipe that I wrote in this cooking notebook that I still have, was “GALAKTOBOUREKO”.
A recipe that my brother loves!
So I devote this recipe to my brother!
Do not be afraid of the butter!
You might think that the quantity of butter is too much.
It is what makes the “galaktoboureko” crunchy and fills your kitchen with that cooked butter smell!
What kind of butter?
I use an organic goat milk butter. It is made in a male monastery in Olympus, Saint Dionisios!
It is a perfect choice.
But if it seems too oily or heavy to you, change it into 1/2 milk butter & 1/2 oil butter
But do not eliminate it!