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Greek cheese bougatsa

  • Vegetarian Diet

    Diet based on cereals, pulses, nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruits and other animal foods such as honey and eggs. Excludes meat, fish, mollusks.

  • Egg Free Diet

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Greek cheese bougatsa

Method

For the phyllo

  • In the mixer’s bowl, add the strong flour, margarine, salt and beat with the hook attachment for 20 minutes until you have an elastic dough. You have to beat it for quite a while so that the gluten activates.
  • Wrap in plastic wrap and set aside to rest for 30-60 minutes at room temperature.

For the filling

  • Place a pot over medium heat.
  • Add the butter and let it melt.
  • Add the flour and whisk.
  • Add the milk in batches and whisk until the sauce thickens.
  • When it comes to a boil, remove from heat, add the cheeses, feta (crumble with your hands), pepper and mix.
  • Divide the filling in two. Cover with plastic wrap making sure the wrap touches the surface of the filling. Refrigerate or set aside at room temperature to cool.

To assemble

  • Preheat oven over 170ο C (340* F) Set to Fan.
  • Cut the dough into 4 pieces.
  • Spread the melted margarine on your kitchen counter and roll out a dough. Spread margarine while rolling out. Roll out until you have a very thin phyllo.
  • Add half of the filling and fold like an envelope. Set aside.
  • Roll out the second phyllo in the same manner as the first and place the prepared bougatsa in its center. Fold over like an envelope and transfer to a baking pan greased with margarine (folded-side down) and slightly press with your hands.
  • Repeat the same process for the second bougatsa.
  • Spread margarine across the surface of the bougatsa and bake for 35-40 minutes.
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Nutritional
Chart

Nutrition information per 100 gr.

339
Calories (kcal)
17 %

Calories

Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

23.0
Total Fat (g)
33 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

12.0
Saturated Fat (g)
60 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

23.0
Total Carbs (g)
9 %

Carbohydrates

The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

2.3
Sugars (g)
3 %

Sugars

Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

10.0
Protein (g)
20 %

Protein

It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

1.0
Fibre (g)
4 %

Fibers

They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

1.3
Sodium (g)
22 %

Salt

A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo 917a1b6ba55874b5d139866e10c236ccff8cbaa226cb4c05ba54efca0b20cc63

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