Nina Maria Rallis makes Galaktoboureko on One TV today !


For my feature in English on Ambassador Rallis and his family click here

Remember to tune in today to One TV at 17 40 to see Nina Maria Rallis, in the picture above with her mother Stella Rallis.

For Nina’s Galaktoboureko, you will need :

1 packet filo pastry

For the custard
1 cup fine semolina
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 liter of whole milk
4 eggs
3 tablespoons butter
2 drops vanilla
Plenty of orange zest (optional)
Melted butter for brushing the leaves

For the syrup
3 1/2 cups sugar
2 1/2 cups water
peel of one lemon
1 tablespoon lemon juice

Oven dish 20cm square or equivalent

In a saucepan, place the milk, semolina, eggs, sugar and vanilla
Lower heat and stir constantly until the custard thickens
Once thickened remove from heat and add the butter
When the butter melts into the cream, stir until it is consistent
Add the orange zest if you are using this
If cream is very thick dilute with some water
Cover with cling film while you prepare the filo sheets, you need to work quite quickly before the cream solidifies
Grease well the bottom and sides of a baking dish
Spread half sheets of packing, well buttered onto the bottom and sides of the dish
Pour the custard
Spread the remaining sheets buttered one by one
Collect all sides of the leaves and fold them to the bottom
Divide the galaktobureko into pieces
Drizzle with butter
Bake in moderate a oven at 180 degrees until it browns for around 35 minutes

Simmer ingredients for the syrup
Cover, bring to a boil and skim the froth.
Pour onto the sweet as soon as it comes out of the oven

Above, the recipe in the newspaper earlier this month and below fun in the kitchen at One TV !


8 responses to “Nina Maria Rallis makes Galaktoboureko on One TV today !”

  1. Wow! Another dish I’ve never heard of that sounds fab!!

    1. Thank you Elaine, very sweet but divine 🙂

  2. This dish reminds me of trips to the Greek Islands. The one here looks even tastier than the ones I’ve had. Great job! 🙂

    1. Thank you so much, yes it is very much ‘Greece’ and id you have time do read the Ambassador’s recommendation on what to eat if you visit Greece !

  3. I love galaktobureko (was never able to pronounce it) and had it many times at the Greek Festival. Greek Yiayias are busy making all kinds of Greek desert in the kitchen for the cause. I’m certainly going to make this. It sounds like how baklava is made, filled with custard rather than nuts. I wish I was able to see you and your guests on One TV!

    1. Thank you Fae! Yes it is like a baklava but with custard instead. I have in fact not made it yet as that is all Nina Maria’s work. The family are a pleasure 🙂

  4. Looks and sounds so good!

    1. Thank you, it is one of those sweet thing that lifts you, the textures, the sweetness and flavors ….

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