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Greek custard phyllo rolls – Galaktoboureko

  • Vegetarian Diet

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  • Nuts Free Diet

    It is usually followed when someone is allergic to nuts.

Greek custard phyllo rolls – Galaktoboureko


For the syrup

  • In a pot add the sugar, the water, the glucose, the cinnamon, the lemon peels, and transfer over high heat.
  • Let the mixture come to a boil until the sugar melts. 
  • Remove from the heat and let the syrup cool. 

For the cream

  • In a pot over medium heat add the milk, the 400 g of the heavy cream, half of the sugar, and let the mixture come to a boil.
  • In a bowl add the rest of the sugar, the egg yolks, and whisk well until the sugar is dissolved. Add the rest of the heavy cream and whisk. 
  • Add the semolina and whisk well. Add the vanilla extract, the zest of 1 lemon, and whisk. 
  • Pour the pot’s mixture very slowly into the bowl, whisking constantly, and transfer the whole mixture back to the pot. Transfer over medium heat and whisk until the cream thickens and comes to a boil. 
  • Remove from the heat, add the butter, and keep whisking until the butter melts and you get a velvety cream.
  • Allow 10 to 15 minutes for the cream to cool and transfer it to a pastry bag. 

To assemble

  • Preheat the oven to 160ο C (320ο F) set to fan.
  • Divide the filling into 5 batches. 
  • Spread one phyllo sheet, drizzle it with butter, and place the 2nd phyllo sheet on top of it. Drizzle with butter and spread half of the 3rd phyllo sheet on top. Butter it and spread 1/5 of the filling lengthways. Tuck the sides of the phyllo inwards and roll. 
  • Butter a 28x32 cm baking pan, put the roll in it, and brush it with butter. Follow the same process for the remaining 4 batches. In total, you will have 5 rolls. 
  • Spread the remaining butter into the pan and bake for 1 ½ hour. 
  • Remove from the oven and, while it is still hot, pour the cold syrup over it. 
  • Serve with mint. 
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
37 %


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.

Total Fat (g)
51 %

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.

Saturated Fat (g)
110 %

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.

Total Carbs (g)
37 %


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.

Sugars (g)
71 %


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.

Protein (g)
16 %


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.

Fibre (g)
4 %


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.

Sodium (g)
4 %


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

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