Galaktoboureko

Ingredients

6 cups Milk
1 cup Fine semolina
tablespoon Cornstarch
teaspoon Salt
1 teaspoon Vanilla extract (optional)
1 tablespoon Butter
12 Commercial filo sheets
cup Butter, melted & hot
1 cup Water
1 Lemon or orange (peel only)
2 tablespoons Fine brandy or Cognac (opt.)

Preparation

1
In a heavy-bottomed, 3-quart saucepan, bring the milk gradually to a boil; do not allow it to scorch. Meanwhile, sift the semolina, cornstarch, 1 cup of the sugar, and salt together and gradually add to the boiling milk, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon. Cook slowly over medium heat until the mixture thickens and comes to a full boil, then remove from the heat.
2
Beat the eggs on high speed of an electric mixer. Gradually add 1/2 cup sugar and continue beating until very thick and fluffy, about 10 minutes, then add the vanilla. Stirring constantly, add eggs to the hot pudding.
3
Partially cover the pan and allow to cool. Butter a 9 x 12 x 3-inch baking pan and cover the bottom with 7 sheets of the filo, brushing butter generously between each and making sure that a few sheets come up the pan sides. Pour the custard into the pan over the filo. Cover with the 5 remaining sheets, brushing butter between each and on the surface. With the tip of a very sharp knife, score the top filo sheets into square or diamond shapes, being careful not to score as deeply as the custard. Bake on the center rack of a moderate (350 F) oven for 40 to 45 minutes, until crisp and golden chestnut in color and the custard is firm.
4
Meanwhile, boil the remaining 1-1/2 cups sugar with the water and lemon or orange peel for 5 minutes. Add the brandy or Cognac, if desired, and set aside.
5
Remove the galaktoboureko from the oven and set on a cake rack. Spoon the hot syrup over the entire galaktoboureko, particularly the edges. Cool thoroughly before cutting and serving. Store in the refrigerator.

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Yield:

6.0 servings

Added:

Wednesday, February 10, 2010 - 3:23pm

Creator:

Anonymous

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