Whipped cream delicately flavored with lavender honey is spooned over fresh figs and raspberries. Lacelike almond cookies are served alongside the fruits and cream to provide a contrasting crunch.
The eggs in this dish are not fully cooked; it should not be prepared for pregnant women, babies, young children, the elderly, or anyone whose health is compromised.
Galaktoboureko, like baklava, is another classic Greek dessert, hailing from Macedonia.
"Gala" means milk in Greek, and "boureko" translates to stuffed, which aptly describes these crisp phyllo pastries filled with creamy milk custard. Phyllo comes in different thicknesses; if possible, use extra-thin. Greeks often use Cream of Wheat as a thickener.
Noted chef and author Diane Kochilas prepares a delicious Greek Easter feast that includes this phyllo pie. Trahana is a traditional Greek buttermilk pasta; rice can be substituted for it in this recipe.
This recipe is from chef James Botsacos of Molyvos in New York City. Serve this satisfying and elegant dish with Okra, Onion, and Tomato Stew and Phyllo Rolls with Wild Greens for a classic Greek meal.