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Lemon bougatsa

Lemon bougatsa with creme Greece

Lemon bougatsa

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There are many types but today we will suggest a beautiful lemon bougatsa. The preparation of this amazing treat  takes about 20 minutes and you need about 35 more to cook it.
Prep Time 1 hr
Cook Time 35 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 4 people
Calories 1100 kcal

Equipment

  • Casserole dish

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb phyllo sheets box
  • 4 cups milk
  • 1 lemon zest
  • 1/2 orange zest
  • 3/4 cup semolina
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 1 tbsp brandy
  • 1/2 stick butter, melted
  • ground cinnamon and powdered sugar
  • vanilla ice cream (optional)

Instructions
 

  • First of all, you need to put milk, lemon zest, and orange zest to a pan and heat it.When it is hot (not boiling), slowly add the semolina, stirring all the time.When it starts to thicken, turn off heat and let it rest.
  • In another bowl, mix eggs, egg yolks, vanilla, sugar, and brandy.Now you should add it to the semolina mixture, and mix it very well untill smooth.Cook it over low heat and stir all the time until a custard forms. Then leave it aside.
  • Then melt some butter and grease your baking dish and start layering your your phyllo sheets in it (cut them if it is necessary to fit the dish). You need to put 7 phyllo sheets in the dish but brush each one with melted butter when you put them in.
  • After 7 sheets, add semolina mixture and spread all over.
  • Then you should add 7 more sheets to cover the semolina mixture, again brushing each one with butter.
  • In the end, put your dish in preheated oven at 350F for 35 minutes until it gets golden color. Take ot out, cut into squares and top with powdered sugar or cinnamon, if you like.
  • VisitSithonia suggests you serve it with  vanilla ice cream and turn it into a wonderful joy!
Keyword bougatsa, greek food

Bougatsa is one of the most famous desserts among Greeks. While tourists usually opt for some more widespread, typical Greek treats, the real locals will recommend bougatsa to you any time. They usually eat it in the morning and even if you want to eat it in the afternoon or evening, you might be out of luck, as the shoos that sell them are usually open until noon (or until they sell out). The young take it to the beach with them, others might enjoy it at home but even if you are far away from Greece at the moment you can make your own bougatsa very quickly and easily.



There are many types (with meat, cheese, spinach, custard cream, etc.) but today we will save you a couple of calories and suggest a beautiful lemon bougatsa. The preparation of this amazing treat takes about 20 minutes and you need about 35 more to cook it.

INGREDIENTS

1lb phyllo sheets box
4 cups milk
1 lemon zest
1/2 orange zest
¾ cup semolina
2 eggs
2 egg yolks
¾ cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon brandy
½ stick butter, melted
Ground cinnamon and powdered sugar, for topping
Perhaps vanilla ice cream to serve? Why not.

  1. First of all, you need to put milk, lemon zest, and orange zest to a pan and heat it.
    When it is hot (not boiling), slowly add the semolina, stirring all the time.
    When it starts to thicken, turn off heat and let it rest.
  2. In another bowl, mix eggs, egg yolks, vanilla, sugar, and brandy.
    Now you should add it to the semolina mixture, and mix it very well untill smooth.
    Cook it over low heat and stir all the time until a custard forms. Then leave it aside.
  3. Then melt some butter and grease your baking dish and start layering your your phyllo sheets in it (cut them if it is necessary to fit the dish). You need to put 7 phyllo sheets in the dish but brush each one with melted butter when you put them in.
  4. After 7 sheets, add semolina mixture and spread all over.
  5. Then you should add 7 more sheets to cover the semolina mixture, again brushing each one with butter.
  6. In the end, put your dish in preheated oven at 350F for 35 minutes until it gets golden color. Take ot out, cut into squares and top with powdered sugar or cinnamon, if you like.

VisitSithonia suggests you serve it with vanilla ice cream and turn it into a wonderful joy!
Kali orexi!

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