Greek Culture - Recipe - Galatobouriko (Custard Pastry)

Greek Culture - here’s another Greek recipe favorite.

Galatobouriko (Custard Pastry)


1 lb. filo pastry sheets

10 eggs

1 cup sugar

2 quarts milk

¾ cup farina


Scald milk, remove from stove to cool. Separate eggs and beat ten egg yolks with only five egg whites. When eggs are fluffy and light, add sugar and beat until creamy. Stir in farina, slowly spoon in milk into mixture beating constantly. Cook mixture over low heat until slightly thickened, remove from heat and allow to cool. Grease 10 x 15 inch baking pan with melted butter and place eight pastry sheets, which are individually brushed with butter, in bottom of pan. Pour slightly cooled mixture over pastry sheets and cover with eight more buttered pastry sheets. Fold in pastry edges to retain mixture and bake at 375 degrees for 15 minutes, then reduce heat to 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

Syrup Ingredients

3 cups sugar

2 cups water

1 teaspoon vanilla

Prepare syrup while pastry is baking, by boiling sugar and water until thickened. Remove from heat and add vanilla. Cool syrup and pour over pastry.

Note: Galatobouriko should be cool before cutting into squares.

Hope you all enjoy!

Georgia Keilman

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