Galatopita, (pr. Gha-lah-TOH-pee-tah) is a simple and easy Greek dessert, made with milk,eggs, semolina, butter and vanilla, which is baked in the oven.
A trip to Parnonas, a mountain range on the East of the Evrotas Valley, which separates Arcadia from Lakonia, inspired me to make this cake.
Galatopita, which means milk pie, is a very simple, rustic, Greek traditional pudding cake which dates back to antiquity and was made with simple ingredients such as milk, eggs, flour, honey and cinnamon.
Makarounotes Chylopites (or hilopites) are traditional Greek egg and milk pasta. They are either cut long like tagliatelle and fettuccine or in very small pieces of about 1 cm long which are ideal as a side dish or in soups. Makarounotes are the long ones, which take their name after the word “makaroni”, which is a description of the long pasta to distinguish them from the smaller ones.
Kagianas or strapatsada is a traditional Greek summer dish from Arcadia where poor people would eat out of the products they had at hand. Some tomatoes from their garden and eggs from their hens.