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Gary's Mothers' Day recipe ...


  • 1 vanilla bean

  • 2 tbsp cornflour

  • ¾ cup semolina

  • 1 cup castor sugar

  • 5 egg yolks

  • 1 litre full cream milk

  • 1 packet filo pastry

  • 1 cup clarified butter

  • Icing sugar, to dust

  • Syrup

  • 1 cup water

  • 1 cup castor sugar

  • star anise

  • cinnamon stick

  • cloves

  • cardomom pods


  • 1.

    Place split vanilla bean into pot with the milk and heat for one minute

  • 2.

    Rain in the semolina and lemon zest and whisk

  • 3.

    Mix egg yolks and sugar in a bowl, then mix in cornflour to a custard consistency.

  • 4.

    Add custard to the boiling milk and stir until mixture thickens in pot.

  • 5.

    Cool on a flat tray, covererd with cling film to prevent a skin forming

  • 6.

    Place 8 sheets of pastry one on top of the other, brushing liberally between each layer with clarified butter

  • 7.

    Lay filo flat and divide into 6 with a knife. Place one tbsp of the mixture on each pastry sheet and tuck up the sides and pinch together at the top.

  • 8.

    Brush baking dish with butter and bake at 180C until golden brown

  • 9.

    Dust with icing sugar and cinnamon

  • 10.

    For the syrup combine the water, castor sugar, star anise, cloves, cinnamon stick and cardomon pods in a pot and bring to boil, simmer for three minutes. Drizzle over Bougatsa before serving.

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Posted by Report
This is NOT Bougatsa, this is the relevant Galactoboureko ( meaning milk-pie). Bougatsa does NOT have Syrup by any means - NO!
Posted by Report
This is NOT Bougatsa! Is the relevant Galactoboureko (meaning milk-pie) Bougatsa DOES NOT have any syrup NO NO NO!
Posted by FumbiReport
To die for!!! Perfect for entertaining friends.