Galaktoboureko, (pr. ga-lahk-to-BOO-reh-koh), also written Galaktomboureko or Galatoboureko, is possibly the king of sweets for many in Greece and the one I prefer the most. A fabulous semolina cream, rich and consistent, lies in the middle, between thin layers of crispy phyllo which are bathed in syrup.
made with phyllo
Quiche, pronounced keesh, is a French, savoury open tart consisting of pastry crust, filled with eggs, milk or cream, and cheese, meat, seafood or vegetables. Discover a new twist I made to this French favourite with Greek cheeses.
Greek “Spanakopita” (spinach pie), pronounced (spa-nah- KOH -pee-taa), is possibly the most popular Greek pie, made with spinach, aromatic herbs and feta cheese.
You all know Spanakopita right? Well, Kolokythopita me Spanaki has all the ingredients of Spanakopita, plus butternut squash! If you like Spanakopita, you will will love it!
Lamb Exohiko (country style) is a dish which comes from Roumeli, usually made using leftover lamb, vegetables and cheese, wrapped in a parcel and baked. It can be wrapped in parchment paper or phyllo.
The usual Loukanikopitakia we make in Greece are those called Pigs in a Blanket made with frankfurter sausages, wrapped in puff pastry. The other day I made Galaktoboureko and had some leftover phyllo sheets*. Instead of making the usual Tyropitakia I saw some Kalamata sausages** in the fridge, I had leftover parmesan from my last recipe…
We Greeks like making “pites” ( Greek savoury pies) using whatever ingredients we have at hand. In my cookbook “More Than A greek Salad”, I have 15 recipes for “pites” using different types of phyllo with various fillings such as spinach, chicken, artichokes, leeks, cheese, meat,etc. I had some frozen polluck fillets which I…
Now that we are still in Athens, I’ve been cooking a lot for the family. When there’s no leftover food from lunch, I usually prepare something for my men to eat in the evening. A few days ago I made pizza but when I began making the dough, the flour was not enough so I…
If you would like to make something different for Thanksgiving, you should try this Greek Kolokythopita (Pumpkin or Butternut Squash Pie). It may be different from what you are used to but it’s so delicious you will love it. Pumpkin is not as easy to find in Greece as butternut squash, so you can use whichever you prefer.
Patsavouropita is a traditional Greek, delicious savory pie with phyllo and feta, which is very easy to make and tastes amazing.