Galaktoboureko Recipe

Galaktoboureko, also spelled galaktobouriko, is a traditional Greek dessert. Learn how to make/prepare Galaktoboreko by following this easy recipe.
Galaktoboureko Recipe
Difficulty Average
Recipe Type Non Veg.
  • 6 cups Whole Milk
  • 12 sheets Wheat Dough
  • 3-½ tbsp Corn Flour
  • 2 cup White Sugar
  • 1 cup Semolina
  • ¾ cup Butter (melted)
  • ½ cup White Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 6 Eggs
  • 1 cup Water
How to make Galaktoboureko:
  • Pour milk into a big saucepan and bring it to a boil on medium flame.
  • Whisk together the semolina, corn flour, sugar (2 cup) and eggs in a bowl.
  • Now slowly add the semolina mixture in the boiled milk, while stirring.
  • Cook till the mixture thickens and when it comes to a full boil, turn off the flame.
  • Partially cover the pan and keep it aside to cool.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and butter a 9x13 inch baking dish.
  • Now layer the 7 sheets of wheat dough into the pan, brushing each one with butter.
  • Pour the above-made mixture into the pan over the wheat dough. Cover it with the rest of dough sheets, brushing each sheet with butter while laying it down.
  • Bake it for about 40 to 45 minutes, or until the top crust turns crisp and the custard filling get set.
  • In a small saucepan, stir together rest of the sugar (½ cup) and water, and bring it to a boil.
  • Take out the baking dish from the oven. Pour the hot sugar syrup over the top and on the edges of Galaktoboureko.
  • Let it cool for some time and then, place it in the refrigerator.
  • Cut Galaktoboureko into pieces and serve cool.