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Galaktoboureko Beggar's Purses

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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.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, April 1996



Cook's Notes

Phyllo comes in different thicknesses; if possible, use extra-thin. Greeks often use Cream of Wheat as a thickener.

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  • Zlate Kotz
    19 AUG, 2014
    Does one not know that Macedonia and Greece a two different countries?!?! Neither country can understand not one word from one to teh other..... How is this GALA 'KAKA' BUREKO a 'greek dessert hailing from Macedonia'?? I am a full blown Macedonian and I can happily say we have never made nor tried this dessert in our community or in our country for that! Please get your facts right and correct them. This is nothing but politics, let me guess some confused GREEK wrote the recipe!?!?!?

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